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Saturday 12 December 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Kulick in Brooklyn and Dave Meniketti. 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 Fire In The Ashes by Theodore Harold White 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 12 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruce Kulick in Brooklyn: New York, USA; rocker (Kiss - "Beth", "Rock and Roll All Nite").
  • Dave Meniketti: American guitarist.
  • Rafael Septien: Mexican placekicker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and convicted sex offender.
  • Martin Ferguson: Australian lawyer and politician.
  • Bruce Kulick: American guitarist and songwriter (Kiss Grand Funk Railroad Blackjack Union and Eric Singer Project).
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Facts:
  • Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane

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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 ?

Fire In The Ashes

By: Theodore Harold White

This is the story of a new Europe rising from the ashes of despair - and of America's great adventure as leader of the Western world.

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Love Is A Bridge

By: Charles Bracelen Flood

in8. Relié.

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The Unconquered

By: Ben Ames Williams

No dust jacket, clean tight copy

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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