Wednesday 9 December 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Malkovich in Christopher and World B Free NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers.
In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Hondo, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Life with Father.
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1953 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- John Malkovich in Christopher: Illinois, USA; actor/director (Killing Fields).
- World B Free NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers: Golden State Warriors).
- World B Free: American basketball player.
- Gilles Blanchard: French artist and painter, part of the gay artist duo Pierre et Gilles, with his partner Pierre Commoy.
- John Malkovich: American actor, known for his intensity and the icy-calm demeanor which has become his trademark.
- General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired.
- Montreal Canadiens (106) and Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes.
- Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
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