Wednesday 26 May 1954
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Janis Cole and Marian Gold.
In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes by Harold L. Ickes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Janis Cole: Canadian film maker who works in team with Holly Dale, renowned for their documentaries.
- Marian Gold: German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alphaville).
- Alan Hollinghurst: English author and poet.
- Denis Lebel: Canadian businessman and politician 29th Canadian Minister of Transport.
- Danny Rolling: American convicted murderer (Born 1954).
- A fire aboard the United States aircraft carrier USS Bennington off Narragansett Bay kills 103 crewmen.
- Robert Menzies's government is re-elected for a 4th term in Australia.
- Creation and first meeting of the Bilderberg Group.
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