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July 17th, 1954.

July 17th, 1954, was a Saturday. It was day 198 of 1954. The decade was the 1950s.

67 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since July 17th, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 17th, 1954?

  • Comedian Groucho Marx marries actress Eden Hartford, who is 40 years his junior.

Born on July 17th, 1954.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: July 17th, 1954

The best-selling single on July 17th, 1954 was "Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen.

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 July 17th, 1954!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 17th, 1954 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In music, the song "Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen 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", "I Love Lucy" and "Annie Oakley". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of 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 July 17th, 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, 2 months and 3 days have passed since July 17th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 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 July 17th, 1954.

  • June 27th, 1954: The Battle of Berne: 3 players are sent off after violence erupts during a FIFA World Cup quarter-final game between Hungary and Brazil.
  • July 4th, 1954: West Germany beat Hungary 3-2 to win the 1954 World Cup.
  • July 4th, 1954: Rationing comes to an end in the United Kingdom.
  • July 5th, 1954: Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right".
  • This date: July 17th, 1954
  • July 19th, 1954: Elvis Presley releases his debut single "That's All Right".
  • July 21st, 1954: Vietnam is split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
  • July 29th, 1954: J. R. R. Tolkien publishes "The Fellowship of the Ring.".
  • August 16th, 1954: The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1954, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 17th, 1954 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 17th, 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 July 17th, 1960 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 17th.

David Hasselhoff

Actor.
Born on July 17th, 1952
He turned 2 on this day in 1954.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1954.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1954.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1954 was most likely conceived around the 7th of October, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1954 is close to the 26th of April, 1955.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1954.

  • A total of 24,537 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,505 weeks have passed.
  • 2,119,996,800 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,473,329,600 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1954, the earth has travelled approximately 1,093,918,348,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 353,332,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 182,319,725 steps. That's about 81,031 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,439,962 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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