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Wednesday 30 December 1953

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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The Long, Long Trailer

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main

Country: United States

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The Wild One

Directed by: Laslo Benedek

Starring: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith

Country: United States

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Knights of the Round Table

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Hondo

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Mr. District Attorney

Written by: Phillips Lord

Starring: David Brian

Country: United States

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Meet Corliss Archer

Starring: Ann Baker, Mary Brian, John Eldredge, Robert Ellis

Country: United States

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The Pinky Lee Show

Starring: Pinky Lee

Country: United States

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Cartoon Express

Starring: R. Christian Anderson, Steve McMullen, Bill Stulla, Wayne Thomas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • The first colour television sets go on sale for about $1,175 (American dollars).
  • The Japanese 10 yen coin is issued with serrated edges for a 5-year period, beginning in 1953. All 10 yen coins since have had smooth edges.
  • Heavy massive rain, landslides, and flooding in western and southwestern Japan kill an estimated 2,566, and injure 9,433, mainly at Kizugawa, Wakayama, Kumamoto and Kitakyushu (June–August).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1953?

  • Life: Four great churches
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grandma Moses -- Dec. 28, 1953
  • Life: Canasta pajamas

Books

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

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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East Of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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