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Wednesday 1 December 1954

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include François Van Der Elst and Annette Haven. In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits. The Bridges at Toko-Ri, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Royal Box by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Galerie der großen Detektive.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger

Country: United States

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March

Country: United States

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The Last Time I Saw Paris

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon

Country: United States

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Drum Beat

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

War in the Air

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Starring: Walt Disney

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 December 1954 ?

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
  • Angola's Pioneers' Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fred Rose: American songwriter and music publishing executive (Born 1897).
  • Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert and 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley and Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement.
  • The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House Los Angeles, opens. It is the first hotel in the world built outside of an airport.
  • Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 67–22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for ampquotconduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.ampquot
  • The Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty is signed.s:Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China

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

The Royal Box

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Politics, intrigue, and the affairs of high society were all at home in The Royal Box. But on the evening Lady Laura Whitford secured the theater's most prestigious seats for her entourage, murder made its debut.

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The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

By: Roger Butterfield

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

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I'Ll Cry Tomorrow

By: Lillian Roth

I'll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth in collaboration with Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank. 1954 hardcover published by Frederick Fell, Inc.,

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R.S.V.P. Elsa Maxwell'S Own Story

By: Elsa Maxwell

In this 326 page book, Elsa Maxwell tells her fascinating life story, coming from a poor background, becoming a pianist, an accompaniast to a vaudeville star, a song writer, a partner

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