August 16th, 1954

August 16th, 1954, fell on a Monday. It was day 228 of 1954. The decade was the 1950s.

66 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 16th, 1954.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 16th, 1954:

  • The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: James Cameron: Movie director.


Top song: August 16th, 1954

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on August 16th, 1954 was "Sh Boom" by The Crew-Cuts.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 1954 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In music, the song "Sh Boom" by The Crew-Cuts 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 "The Gene Autry Show", "The Cisco Kid", "Sky King" and "Our Miss Brooks". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman".

Popular toys include the likes of "Mr. Potato Head".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 16th, 1954.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 66 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 16th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 1954, will be 66 years of age.
  • People born in 1954 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1954:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1954, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1954 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1954 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1954 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1954.

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

1954 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1954:

  • Mr. Potato Head

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 1954?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1954?

  • Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1954 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1953. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1954 is the 26th of May, 1955. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1954.

  • 24,355 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,104,272,000 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,454,984,000 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1954, earth has travelled approximately 1,085,804,352,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 350,712,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 180,967,392 steps. That's about 80,430 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,251,264 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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