On this day 12 October 1954 …. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).  Famous people born on this day include Tom Blomberg and Linval Thompson.  In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits.  Lease of Life, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.  On TV people were watching Toi et moi.