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August 17th, 1954.

August 17th, 1954, was a Tuesday. It was day 229 of 1954. The decade was the 1950s.

66 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 17th, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Top song: August 17th, 1954

The best-selling single on August 17th, 1954 was "Sh Boom" by The Crew Cuts.

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The date is August 17th, 1954 and it's a Tuesday. 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Roy Rogers Show" and "Annie Oakley". Kids and teenagers are watching TV 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 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 August 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 66 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 17th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 1954, will be 66 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1954 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 1954.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 1954 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

Kid's TV shows on August 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of August.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 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 August 17th, 1954 was most likely conceived around the 7th of November, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 1954 is close to the 27th of May, 1955.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 24,381 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,483 weeks have passed.
  • 2,106,518,400 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,457,604,800 times.
  • Since August 17th, 1954, the earth has travelled approximately 1,086,963,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 351,086,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 181,160,582 steps. That's about 80,516 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,278,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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