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Thursday 24 December 1953, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francois Loos and François Loos. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Long, Long Trailer, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Devil'S Laughter by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
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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 ?

The Long, Long Trailer

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main

Country: United States

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The Wild One

Directed by: Laslo Benedek

Starring: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Francois Loos: French politician.
  • François Loos: French politician, appointed Minister Delegate for Industry on 2 June 2005, following a term as Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade (June 2002 to May 2005).
  • Timothy Carhart: American actor.
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Facts:
  • 2 fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 (Czechoslovakia)
  • KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Wellington-Auckland (New Zealand) express train swept away in flood kills 166.
  • Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge is destroyed by a lahar at Tangiwai, in the Central North Island of New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River, and killing 153 people.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Canasta pajamas
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Chief Justice Earl Warren -- Dec. 21, 1953
  • Life: VicePresident Richard Nixon

Books

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

The Devil'S Laughter

By: Frank Yerby

Jean Paul Marin was the hot blooded son of a wealthy Sicilian shipowner. He seethed with Republican principals in a land ruled by a decadent nobility.

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The Shadows Of The Images

By: William E. Barrett

Dust jacket shows some wear. Book itself in good condition. Tight binding and flat. Not ex library.

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The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes

By: Harold L. Ickes

The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes, Volume III: the Lowering Clouds 1939-1941 [Hardcover] Harold L. Ickes (Author)

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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