It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in December 1954 ?
  • Animal FarmAnimal Farm
    directed by Joy Batchelor
    starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
  • Vera CruzVera Cruz
    directed by Robert Aldrich
    starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea20000 Leagues Under the Sea
    directed by Richard Fleischer
    starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas
  • There's No Business Like Show BusinessThere's No Business Like Show Business
    directed by Walter Lang
    starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor
  • UtopiaUtopia
    directed by Lo Joannon
    starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 08 December 1954 ?

Holidays
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
  • Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
  • Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
  • Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)

Facts
  • WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous People born
Harold Hongju Koh: American lawyer and Obama Administration advisor
Gadowar Singh Sahota: Indian professional wrestler

Famous People died
Gladys George: Actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50
Joseph B. Keenan: American political figure (Born 1888)
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Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Joao Café Filho -- Dec. 6, 1954
TIME Magazine Cover: Joao Café Filho -- Dec. 6, 1954

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 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

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 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

Not as a Stranger - Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger - Morton Thompson

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Books

Mary Anne - Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne - Daphne du Maurier

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Books

Love Is Eternal - Irving Stone

Love Is Eternal - Irving Stone

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Books

The Royal Box - Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Royal Box - Frances Parkinson Keyes

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Old Journal Ads

New York Central Systems all weather trains  Plan Spring Trips beyond a Shadow of a doubt (1954)New York Central Systems all weather trains Plan Spring Trips beyond a Shadow of a doubt (1954)
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Old Journal Ads

Letourneau-west (1954)Letourneau-west (1954)
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Western Electric Dial Telephone Phone Color Ad T (1954)Western Electric Dial Telephone Phone Color Ad T (1954)
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