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April 7th, 1954.

April 7th, 1954, was a Wednesday. It was day 97 of 1954. The decade was the Fifties.

68 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since April 7th, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on April 7th, 1954?

  • US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns that the fall of French Indochina to communists could lead to a domino effect.
Birthdays

Born on April 7th, 1954.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: April 7th, 1954

The best-selling single on April 7th, 1954 was "Make Love to Me" by Jo Stafford.

Play the top singles from the year 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.

Take me back to April 7th, 1954!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 7th, 1954, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. 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 currently the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "Sky King", "My Little Margie" and "Our Miss Brooks".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman" and "Winky Dink and You". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Toy Guns and Feed the Elephant.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 7th, 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1954. This was 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 during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular 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.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 68 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since April 7th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on April 7th, 1954 will be 68 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1954 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around April 7th, 1954.

  • March 13th, 1954: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins between French forces and Viet Minh communists.
  • March 30th, 1954: Canada's first subway line opens in Toronto.
  • April 3rd, 1954: Diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union.
  • This date: April 7th, 1954
  • April 12th, 1954: The iconic song "Rock Around the Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets.
  • April 18th, 1954: Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • April 22nd, 1954: Live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings begins.
  • April 24th, 1954: Soccer: Wolverhampton Wanderers win the First Division title after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final game of the season.
  • May 1st, 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.
  • May 7th, 1954: French rule in Vietnam comes to an end after Viet Minh troops capture Dien Bien Phu.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 7th, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 7th, 1954 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 7th, 1954.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in April, 1954.

TV shows from April, 1954.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on April 7th, 1954.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1954.

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

Popular toys and games in 1954.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1954.

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 7th, 1960 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 7th.

William Wordsworth

Poet. Deceased
Born on April 7th, 1770
He was not alive on this date.

Russell Crowe

Actor.
Born on April 7th, 1964
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Franck Ribery

French soccer player.
Born on April 7th, 1983
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 7th, 1954.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 7th, 1954.

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 7th, 1954 was most likely conceived around July 15th, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 7th, 1954 is close to December 29th, 1954.

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Stats for April 7th, 1954

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 7th, 1954.

  • A total of 24,924 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,560 weeks have passed.
  • 2,153,430,000 seconds have passed since the April 7th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,512,335,000 times.
  • Since April 7th, 1954, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,111,169,880,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 358,905,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 185,194,980 steps. That's about 82,309 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,841,160 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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