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Thursday 2 December 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Bennahmias and Huub Stapel. 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 Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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 2 December 1954 ?

  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
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  • Hit the Trail opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws.
  • Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for ''conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute''.
  • The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, D.C..

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

The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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My Several Worlds

By: Pearl S. Buck

The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOften regarded as one of Pearl S.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

By: Frances Gray Patton

Good Morning, Miss Dove, by Patton, Frances Gray

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