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.
The best-selling single on August 17th, 1954 was "Sh Boom" by The Crew Cuts.
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In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1954.
Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1954.
John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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