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'1954'

  • The 800th episode of The Archers. The radio soap has record audience of ten million

  • TV licences to go up from 2 to 3

  • Bill Haley and the Comets record Rock Around The Clock

  • Roger Bannister runs the four-minute mile

  • IBM announces the development of an electronic brain for office use

  • Lestor Piggott becomes the youngest jockey to win the Derby, at 18

  • Housewives tear up their ration books in Trafalgar Square as the Government announces the end of all rationing

  • Old Age Pensions go up 7s 6d (37.5p) a week to 2



 
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