On This Day: March 13, 1954… A Lewis was born

On March 13, 1954, a Lewis was born…

Top News Headlines This Week:
Mar 13 – Braves’ Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
Mar 13 – Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
Mar 14 – Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
Mar 14 – KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior MN (CBS) begins
Mar 14 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 14 – NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak

Top Songs for 1954
Make Love to Me by Jo Stafford
Little Things Mean a Lot by Kitty Kallen
Mr. Sandman by Chordettes
Secret Love by Doris Day
Sh-Boom by Crew-Cuts
This Ole House by Rosemary Clooney
Oh! My Papa by Eddie Fisher
Wanted by Perry Como
Hey There by Rosemary Clooney
I Need You Now by Eddie Fisher

1954 Prices US  President
Bread: $0.17/loaf Dwight D. Eisenhower
Milk: $0.92/gal US  Vice President
Eggs: $0.77/doz Richard M. Nixon
Car: $1,950 Academy Award Winners
Gas: $0.29/gal
Best Picture: On The Waterfront
Directed By Elia Kazan
Best Actor: Marlon Brando
in On The Waterfront
Best Actress: Grace Kelly
in The Country Girl
House: $17,500
Stamp: $0.03/ea
Avg Income: $4,684/yr
Min Wage: $0.75/hr
DOW Avg: 404

People born on March 13
1939 – Neil Sedaka Brooklyn NY, singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do)
1953 – Deborah Raffin Los Angeles CA, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats)

On TV in 1954
Dragnet U.S. Steel Hour Make Room for Daddy Lassie Omnibus
Jackie Gleason Show The Burns and Allen Show This Is Your Life The Ed Sullivan Show I Love Lucy

Hot New Toys in 1954
Robert the Robot Whee-Lo

Top Books in 1954
Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
Science and Civilization in China by Joseph Needham
…And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Philip (Phil) Hayes is the CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC. As CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC, he served as a Technology Solutions Consultant and Web Applications Programmer for fortune 500 companies, large municipalities and hospitals. He is fluent in the SQL, ColdFusion, PHP and Javscript programming languages. He is also a power user of the WordPress Content Management System, commonly used for blogging. Phil's latest product development includes a service called 'Map The Past'. The advanced, yet easy to use functionality offered in this product will enable its members to "Walk in the Footsteps of Their Ancestors". Phil became a Genealogy addict when in 1998, his Uncle, Lloyd W Lewis, sat he and his wife down on the deck of his Uncle's Pennsylvania home and told them the story of his Great, Great Grandfather Henry W. Lewis, the Privateer. The story was so intriguing that Phil found himself yearning for more details. Hence…. Philip Hayes, the Genealogist was born. Leveraging his technology skills, Philip has grown and developed the family tree well beyond what his Uncle could have ever dreamed of. Combining the power of technology and the primary sources from historical documents, Philip developed his own family history web site, based on the Word Press Content Management System (https://www.hayesfamily.us). Upon publishing the site, it has inspired many people to develop interest in the family's history and has connected Philip to several undiscovered relatives and their family stories. Phil is a member of numerous historical and genealogy societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists

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