Tuesday 26 October 1954
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include D W Moffett and Lauren Tewes in Braddock.
In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits.
Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- D W Moffett: Highland Park, Illinois -- Actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons).
- Lauren Tewes in Braddock: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (The Love Boat, Eyes of a Stranger).
- Vassilis Hatzipanagis: Greek footballer.
- Patrick Arduise: French writer and astrologer.
- Gilbert Rozon: Canadian impresario and founder of the Just for Laughs (Juste pour Rire) comedy festival, which he created on 14 July 1983.
- James Pickens: TV Actor
- Vasilis Hatzipanagis: Greek footballer
- Adam Mars-Jones: English author and critic
- D Moffett: American actor and director
- Floris HL Prims: Flemish priest / Historian / archivist of Antwerp.
- Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
- Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Abdul Latif tries to kill Gamal Abdal Nasser.
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