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April 18th, 1954.

April 18th, 1954, was a Sunday. It was day 108 of 1954. The decade was the 1950s.

67 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since April 18th, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 18th, 1954?

  • Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.

Top song: April 18th, 1954

The best-selling single on April 18th, 1954 was "Wanted" by Perry Como.

Play the top hits 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.

Take me back to April 18th, 1954!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 18th, 1954 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1954 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "Wanted" by Perry Como 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "My Little Margie", "Our Miss Brooks" and "Annie Oakley".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Butch the Pup Toy and Mr. Potato Head.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 18th, 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 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 67 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since April 18th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 18th, 1954, will be 67 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1954 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 1954.

  • March 30th, 1954: Canada's first subway line opens in Toronto.
  • April 3rd, 1954: Diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union.
  • April 7th, 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns that the fall of French Indochina to communists could lead to a domino effect.
  • April 12th, 1954: The iconic song "Rock Around the Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets.
  • This date: April 18th, 1954
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 1954, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 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.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • Life with Elizabeth - Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • I Married Joan - Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • My Little Margie - Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour - Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • Space Patrol - Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on April 18th, 1954.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1954.

  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1954.

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

  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Butch the Pup Toy

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 check out April 18th, 1960 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 18th.

Michael D. Higgins

Irish President.
Born on April 18th, 1941
He turned 13 on this day in 1954.

James Woods

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1947
He turned 7 on this day in 1954.

Rick Moranis

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1953
He turned 1 on this day in 1954.

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

David Tennant

Scottish actor.
Born on April 18th, 1971
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Melissa Joan Hart

American actress.
Born on April 18th, 1976
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Kourtney Kardashian

Media personality.
Born on April 18th, 1979
She was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary.
Born on April 18th, 1988
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 18th, 1954.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1954.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1954 was most likely conceived around the 9th of July, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1954 is close to the 26th of January, 1955.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1954.

  • A total of 24,577 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,511 weeks have passed.
  • 2,123,452,800 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,477,361,600 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1954, the earth has travelled approximately 1,095,701,644,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 353,908,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 182,616,941 steps. That's about 81,163 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,481,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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