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Monday 12 April 1954

US date format: 4/12/1954, UK date format: 12/4/1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 12, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jon Krakauer and John Faulkner. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Elephant Walk, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Wild.
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Movies

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Elephant Walk

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

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Witness to Murder

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

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Rails Into Laramie

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

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Carnival Story

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, Lyle Bettger, George Nader

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Casanova's Big Night

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton, Basil Rathbone

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TV Series

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Running Wild

Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Arena

Directed by: Jonah Loop

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Home

Directed by: Tim Johnson

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Art Linkletter and the Kids

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • Joe Turner releases Shake, Rattle & Roll
  • Belgian Van Houtte government resigns.
  • 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan to win his third Masters tournament, shooting a 289.
  • 8th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3.
  • Bill Haley and His Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" in New York City. Initially unsuccessful, the recording would help launch the rock and roll revolution a year later.

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Books

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Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

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Seven Years In Tibet

By: Heinrich Harrer

The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers.In

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Forty Plus And Fancy Free

By: Emily Kimbrough

Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

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The Night Of The Hunter

By: Davis Grubb

The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by

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