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Friday 18 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 Elliot Easton [Elliot Shapiro] in Brooklyn and Jean-Noël Clair. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Knights of the Round Table, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe 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 ?

Knights of the Round Table

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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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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Calamity Jane

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KMID TV channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: VicePresident Richard Nixon
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope Pius XII -- Dec. 14, 1953
  • Life: Audrey Hepburn

Books

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

Flying Saucers From Outer Space

By: Donald Keyhoe

The author presents the view that there are reasons to believe that flying saucers are real. The book explains the contradictions presented by some and the hope that it will help

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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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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

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The Spirit Of St. Louis

By: Charles Lindbergh

Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, today, in our dreams of yesterday; and, living in those dreams, we dream

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