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Thursday 16 December 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith and Barbara Moss. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Galerie der großen Detektive.
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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 Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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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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Destry

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith: Barbados -- 4X400m hurdler (1980 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Barbara Moss: American artist and author who is, most of all, an inspiring example of how people can go through hell and emerge with strength and humor, avoiding the victim mentality in favor of personal choice.
  • Juan Rodriguez: Colombian-born American lottery winner, he won a $149 million mega millions jackpot on November 19, 2004 becoming the biggest winner in New York State Lottery history.
  • Ivana Spagna: Italian singer of punk-rock material.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1954?

  • Life: Pope Pius XII
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ernest Hemingway -- Dec. 13, 1954
  • Life: Jetage man

Books

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

No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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Blue Hurricane

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

the great "River War" fought in the Mississppi and its tributaries by the Union Navy in 1862 and of the adventures of Matt Hovey from t he state of Maine

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My Several Worlds

By: Pearl S. Buck

The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOften regarded as one of Pearl S.

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Call To Greatness

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

a challenge to greatness by a great man

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