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April 3, 1954

April 3, 1954, was a Saturday. It was 70 years and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 1954?

  • Diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union.
Music charts

Top song: April 3, 1954

The best-selling single on April 3, 1954 was "Make Love to Me" by Jo Stafford.

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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 25,581 days ago. Approximately 853 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1954, in week 13. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on April 3, 1954, are now 70 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 284 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 1954

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 1954, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1954 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "Make Love to Me" by Jo Stafford 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 "Space Patrol", "Sky King", "The Roy Rogers Show", and "The Danny Thomas Show". 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", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman", and "Winky Dink and You". Children are playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, Pitchin' Pal, and Matchbox toy cars.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 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 April 3, 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.
  • This date: April 3, 1954
  • April 7, 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns that the fall of French Indochina to communists could lead to a domino effect.
  • April 12, 1954: The iconic song "Rock Around the Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets.
  • April 18, 1954: Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • April 22, 1954: Live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings begins.
  • April 24, 1954: Soccer: Wolverhampton Wanderers win the First Division title after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final game of the season.
  • April 26, 1954: Clinical trials for the first successful polio vaccine begin in Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • May 1, 1954: Soccer: A late goal from Frank Griffin helps West Brom to secure a 3-2 victory over Preston North End in the 1954 FA Cup Final.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 1954, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1954 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 1954 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1954

Television shows that people were watching in April 1954:

TV shows from April 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

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 April 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

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
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

Were you born on April 3, 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 April 3, 1960, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He turned 30 on this day in 1954.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 3, 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 April 3, 1954 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 1954 is close to December 25, 1954.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 1954:

  • 25,581 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,654 weeks have passed.
  • 2,210,194,800 seconds have passed since April 3, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,578,560,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,140,460,516,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 368,365,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 190,076,753 steps. That's roughly 84,479 miles.
  • 26,522,338 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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