It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). .
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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 ?

  • 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)

  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger

by Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction [...]

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne

by Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." [...]

Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone

Love Is Eternal

by Irving Stone

1954 Copyright: by Irving Stone- A novel of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. [...]

The Royal Box by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Royal Box

by Frances Parkinson Keyes

novel [...]

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