#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

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 Marian Gold and Janis Cole. 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 Bad Seed by William March was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1954 or at May 26 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 26 May 1954 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Country: United States

More info

The High and the Mighty

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day

Country: United States

More info

Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge

Country: United States

More info

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

More info

River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

More info

What the sky looked like on 26 May 1954

Is this date important to you?
Commemorate it with a beautiful, custom-made star map of the constellations above you on 26 May 1954. A perfectly unique and touching gift!

Get the map of stars on this day

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Justice

Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

More info

Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

More info

Waterfront

Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

More info

Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

More info

The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

More info

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 26 May 1954!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marian Gold: German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alphaville).
  • Janis Cole: Canadian film maker who works in team with Holly Dale, renowned for their documentaries.
  • Alan Hollinghurst: English author and poet.
  • Denis Lebel: Canadian businessman and politician 29th Canadian Minister of Transport.
  • Danny Rolling: American convicted murderer (Born 1954).
See other famous people born on 26 May
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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.

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1954?

Life magazine

Search For Your Ancestors

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 26 May 1954 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Bad Seed

By: William March

Now reissued – William March's 1954 classic thriller that's as chilling, intelligent and timely as ever before. This paperback reissue includes a new P.S.

More info

The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes

By: Harold L. Ickes

The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes, Volume III: the Lowering Clouds 1939-1941 [Hardcover] Harold L. Ickes (Author)

More info

Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

More info

Seven Years In Tibet

By: Heinrich Harrer

The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers.In

More info

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tell the world why 26 May 1954 is such a special date for you!