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March 9, 1954

March 9, 1954, was a Tuesday. It was the 68th day of 1954. The decade was the fifties.

69 years, 8 months, and 20 days have passed since March 9, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 9, 1954

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: March 9, 1954

The best-selling single on March 9, 1954 was "Secret Love" by Doris Day.

Play the top singles from 1954
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1954. Take a trip back to the days of Eddie Fisher, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney and The Chordettes.

Facts

This date occurred 25,467 days ago. Approximately 849 months have passed. It was the 68th day of 1954, in week 10. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on March 9, 1954, are now 69 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 283 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 9, 1954

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is March 9, 1954, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter.

In music, the song "Secret Love" by Doris Day is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "My Little Margie", and "Our Miss Brooks".

In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Because it's 1954, anyone listening to a jukebox or radio station is likely to hear songs from artists such as Kitty Kallen, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, The Crew-Cuts, Jo Stafford, Eddie Fisher, The Four Knights, The Four Aces and Doris Day. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Albert Einstein and James Dean would be still alive.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Adventures of Superman". Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Spinning Tops, Feed the Elephant, and Matchbox toy cars.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 9, 1954.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.
  • Movies from 1954.

    Movies from 1954

    The most popular movies of 1954 included the likes of White Christmas, The Caine Mutiny, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Glenn Miller Story, The Country Girl, The High and the Mighty and A Star is Born.
  • 1954 in music.

    1954 in music

    The radio stations in 1954 were dominated by artists such as Kitty Kallen, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, The Crew-Cuts, Jo Stafford, Eddie Fisher, The Four Knights, The Four Aces and Doris Day.
  • John Foster Dulles.

    John Foster Dulles

    US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was named Time Person of the Year in 1954 due to his involvement in creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses

    Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 9, 1954.

  • February 28, 1954: The first color TV sets go on sale to the general public.
  • March 1, 1954: Five people are wounded after Puerto Rican nationalists open fire at Capitol Hill in Washington.
  • This date: March 9, 1954
  • March 13, 1954: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins between French forces and Viet Minh communists.
  • March 30, 1954: Canada's first subway line opens in Toronto.
  • April 3, 1954: Diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union.
  • April 7, 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns that the fall of French Indochina to communists could lead to a domino effect.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 9, 1954, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1954 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 9, 1954 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 1954

The following TV shows were popular in March 1954:

TV shows from March 1954.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
My Little Margie
My Little Margie
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Suspense
Suspense
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1954

1954 saw the introduction of cars such as the Vauxhall Cresta, the Pontiac Pathfinder, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, the AC Aceca, the Dodge C series, and the Packard Pacific.

Cars in 1954.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1954

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You
Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Toys in 1954

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant
Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal
Colorforms
Colorforms
Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on March 9, 1954?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1954.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 9, 1960, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 9.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci

Explorer Deceased
Born on March 9, 1454
He was not alive on this date.

Raul Julia

Raul Julia

Actor Deceased
Born on March 9, 1940
He turned 14 on this day in 1954.

Dennis Rader

Dennis Rader

Serial killer
Born on March 9, 1945
He turned 9 on this day in 1954.

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Actor
Born on March 9, 1972
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Bow Wow

Bow Wow

Rapper
Born on March 9, 1987
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Suga

Suga

BTS member
Born on March 9, 1993
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Khaby Lame

Khaby Lame

Internet personality
Born on March 9, 2000
He was born exactly 46 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on March 9, 1954.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 9, 1954 was most likely conceived around June 16, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 9, 1954 is close to November 30, 1954.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 9, 1954:

  • 25,467 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,638 weeks have passed.
  • 2,200,348,800 seconds have passed since March 9, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,567,073,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,135,379,980,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 366,724,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 189,229,997 steps. That's roughly 84,102 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,404,186 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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