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Friday 11 December 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bess Armstrong in Baltimore and Ken Wahl. 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 Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Life with Father.
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TV Series

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

The Man Behind the Badge

Starring: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose

Country: United States

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Winky-Dink and You

Written by: Harry W. Prichett, Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Starring: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

Country: United States

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Topper

Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Country: United States

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The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Hondo

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Kiss Me Kate

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

Country: United States

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How to Marry a Millionaire

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Calamity Jane

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

Country: United States

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The Big Heat

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bess Armstrong in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; actress (Julia - On Our Own, Four Seasons, Jaws).
  • Ken Wahl: Actor (Wanderers, Wise Guys).
  • Peter Isacksen in Dover: New Hampshire, USA; actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie).
  • Alexander Eben: American neurosurgeon and the author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, in which he describes his 2008 near-death experience and asserts that science can and will determine that heaven really does exist.
  • Bess Armstrong: American actress.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Audrey Hepburn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. Gen. William Dean -- Dec. 7, 1953
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Books

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

Too Late The Phalarope

By: Alan Paton

TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE is set in South Africa, as well as its predecessor, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY. And like that earlier novel, TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE uses the lives of

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Don'T Call It Frisco

By: Herb Caen

Herb Caen (1916-1997), Pulitzer Prize-winning legendary San Francisco-based columnist wrote, "One day if I do go to heaven...I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'"

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Time And Time Again

By: James Hilton

A middle-aged British diplomat reminisces about his life from his college days at Cambridge through his early fifties. The protagonist, Charles Anderson, leads us through World War I, first love, and the progression of his diplomatic career.

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The Greatest Faith Ever Known

By: Fulton Oursler

The story of the founding of Christianity and of the men who followed Jesus' steps to spread His word to the world.

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