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Saturday 25 December 1954, Christmas

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robin Campbell and Steve Wariner in Noblesville. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Animal Farm, directed by Joy Batchelor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Never Victorious, Never Defeated by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Woodentops.
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TV Series

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The Little Rascals

Starring: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Country: United States

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Look

Starring: Peter Scott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Animal Farm

Directed by: Joy Batchelor

Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Country: United States

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Vera Cruz

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robin Campbell: British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine").
  • Steve Wariner in Noblesville: Indiana, USA; country singer ("Small Town Girl").
  • Annie Lennox: Scottish musician and songwriter with androgynous looks.
  • Jeff Little: American baseball player, a right batting/left-throwing picther who played with the St.Louis Cardinals in 1980, and the Minnesota Twins in 1982, a total of 40 major league games.
  • Steve Wariner: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Rhythm and blues recording star Johnny Ace dies offstage during a show in Houston, Texas, by playing and losing at Russian Roulette.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Starry universe
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Benjamin Chidlaw -- Dec. 20, 1954
  • Life: Pope Pius XII

Books

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

Never Victorious, Never Defeated

By: Taylor Caldwell

Personal Name: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Main Title: Never victorious, never defeated. Published/Created: New York, McGraw-Hill [1954] Description: 549 p. 21 cm.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor

By: Bennett Cerf

An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor.

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Treadmill To Oblivion

By: Fred Allen

Treadmill to Oblivion, first published in 1954, is comedian Fred Allen's account of his career in radio as host of his comedy-variety show (1934-1949).

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