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December 18, 1954

December 18, 1954, was a Saturday. It was 69 years, 6 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 18, 1954

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: December 18, 1954

The best-selling single on December 18, 1954 was "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes.

Play the top songs 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.

Facts

This date was 25,409 days ago. Approximately 847 months have passed. It was the 352nd day of 1954, in week 50. The decade was the fifties. The end of 1954 was just 13 days away. People born on this day are currently 69 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 282 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to December 18, 1954

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, December 18, 1954. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

The Christmas season of 1954 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio. In music, the song "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is 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 Cisco Kid", "The Jack Benny Program", "My Little Margie", and "Annie Oakley". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Winky Dink and You", and "Lassie". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Tiny Tears (doll), Feed the Elephant, and Roy Rogers Plastic Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 18, 1954.

  • Christmas 1954.

    Christmas 1954

    The Christmas period of 1954 was in full swing by this stage. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were feeling stressed, retail stores were filled with shoppers, and everyone was making plans for the big day.
  • 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 Time Person of the Year in 1954 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 at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • 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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. 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, 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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 18, 1954.

  • November 27, 1954: American government official Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving three years and eight months for perjury.
  • December 2, 1954: The US Senate votes to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy for his behavior.
  • December 4, 1954: The first ever Burger King outlet is opened in Miami, Florida.
  • This date: December 18, 1954
  • December 23, 1954: The film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is released by Disney.
  • December 26, 1954: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Detroit Lions 56-10 to win the 1954 NFL Championship Game.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 18, 1954, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 18, 1954 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on December 18, 1954

People in December 1954 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from December 1954.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
My Little Margie
My Little Margie
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life

Cars in 1954

1954 saw the introduction of cars such as the Vauxhall Cresta, the Pontiac Pathfinder, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, the AC Aceca, the Dodge C series, and the Packard Pacific.

Cars in 1954.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on December 18, 1954

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1954:

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Lassie
Lassie
Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You

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

Popular toys and games in 1954

Toys and games that were popular in 1954:

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant
Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal
Colorforms
Colorforms
Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Were you born on December 18, 1954?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 18, 1960, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Archduke of Austria Deceased
Born on December 18, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Soviet Leader Deceased
Born on December 18, 1878
He was not alive on this date.

Arthur Leigh Allen

Arthur Leigh Allen

Zodiac Killer suspect Deceased
Born on December 18, 1933
He turned 21 on this day in 1954.

Keith Richards

Keith Richards

Musician
Born on December 18, 1943
He turned 11 on this day in 1954.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Film director
Born on December 18, 1946
He turned 8 on this day in 1954.

Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper

Serial killer
Born on December 18, 1948
He turned 6 on this day in 1954.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Actor
Born on December 18, 1963
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Wrestler
Born on December 18, 1964
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

DMX

DMX

Rapper Deceased
Born on December 18, 1970
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

DJ Lethal

DJ Lethal

Limp Bizkit
Born on December 18, 1972
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus

Fitness model / wrestler
Born on December 18, 1975
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Sia

Sia

Singer
Born on December 18, 1975
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Actress
Born on December 18, 1978
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Singer
Born on December 18, 1980
She was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

Singer
Born on December 18, 2001
She was born exactly 47 years after this date.

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 18, 1954 was most likely conceived around March 27, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 18, 1954 is close to September 10, 1955.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 18, 1954:

  • 25,409 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,629 weeks have passed.
  • 2,195,334,000 seconds have passed since December 18, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,561,223,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,132,792,344,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 365,889,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 188,798,724 steps. That's roughly 83,911 miles.
  • 26,344,008 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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