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Monday 13 December 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tamora Pierce and John Anderson in Apopka. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. There's No Business Like Show Business, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson 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 ?

There's No Business Like Show Business

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor

Country: United States

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The Country Girl

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden

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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Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger

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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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 13 December 1954 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Call To Greatness

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

a challenge to greatness by a great man

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My Brother'S Keeper

By: Marcia Davenport

Gently used hardcover book published by Charles Scribner's Son's 1954. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 54-6300

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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The Prayers Of Peter Marshall

By: Catherine Marshall

Brand New book.

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