Friday 28 May 1954
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include George E Mahlberg astrophysicist and Franck Hammoutene.
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 Not As A Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
- Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
- Bernard of Menthon
- Augustine of Canterbury
- William of Gellone
- George E Mahlberg astrophysicist: Mount Palomar/Mount Wilson California (1974-78).
- Franck Hammoutene: French architect who was president of 'L'Académie d'architecture' (The Academy of Architecture) between 2008 and 2014.
- Townsend Coleman: American voice actor.
- João de Oliveira: Brazilian jumper (d. 1999).
- Youri Egorov: Russian pianist and composer (d. 1988).
- Andy Hamilton: English actor director and screenwriter
- Charles Smith: English historian and academic
- Péter Szilágyi: Hungarian conductor and politician (d. 2013)
- John Tory: Canadian lawyer and politician 65th Mayor of Toronto
- Achille Longo: Composer, dies at 54.
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