Saturday 31 July 1954
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Manivannan and Rainer Bock.
In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Robinson Crusoe, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954
while Mr. Hobbs' Vacation by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Manivannan : Indian actor and director (d. 2013).
- Rainer Bock: German actor.
- Derek Smith: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Onofre Marimon: Argentine racing driver (Born 1923).
- First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
- Italian mountaineers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni become the first successfully to reach the summit of the Himalayan peak K2.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1954 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - The High And The Mighty
- The High and the Mighty - Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra
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