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Saturday 25 December 1954

1954-12-25

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Animal Farm, directed by Joy Batchelor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Animal Farm

Directed by: Joy Batchelor

Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Country: United States

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Vera Cruz

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel

Country: United States

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20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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There's No Business Like Show Business

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor

Country: United States

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Utopia

Directed by: Lo Joannon

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Woodentops

Written by: Maria Bird, Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird

Country: United Kingdom

The Little Rascals

Starring: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Country: United States

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My Friend Flicka

Starring: Frank Ferguson, Gene Evans, Johnny Washbrook, Anita Louise

Country: United States

Crunch and Des

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Sandy Kenyon

Country: United States

Celebrity Playhouse

Starring: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robin Campbell: British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine").
  • Steve Wariner in Noblesville: Indiana, USA; country singer ("Small Town Girl").
  • Jeff Little: American baseball player, a right batting/left-throwing picther who played with the St.Louis Cardinals in 1980, and the Minnesota Twins in 1982, a total of 40 major league games.
  • Steve Wariner: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Annie Lennox: Scottish musician and songwriter with androgynous looks.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Rhythm and blues recording star Johnny Ace dies offstage during a show in Houston, Texas, by playing and losing at Russian Roulette.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1954?

  • Life: Starry universe
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Benjamin Chidlaw -- Dec. 20, 1954
  • Life: Pope Pius XII

Books

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

Beyond This Place

By: A.J. Cronin

novel of crime and passion

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

An aiplane book. one of Ernie Gann's finest, if not the best. It was eventually made into a movie that was nominated for the Oscar and the song won.

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Time And Time Again

By: James Hilton

If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill? In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe.It's

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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