Monday 21 December 1953
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arie Luyendyk and Andras Schiff in Budapest.
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 Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Life with Father.
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Arie Luyendyk: in Netherlands; Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500).
- Andras Schiff in Budapest: Hungary; pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974).
- Ananda Bagley: British pro astrologer, the founder of "The Electric Ephemeris" software company.
- Betty Wright: R&B Singer.
- András Schiff: Hungarian-English pianist and conductor.
- KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC / PBS) begins broadcasting
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