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Wednesday 30 December 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel T Barry and Diego Della Valle. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Spike Jones Show.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Mr. District Attorney

Written by: Phillips Lord

Starring: David Brian

Country: United States

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Meet Corliss Archer

Starring: Ann Baker, Mary Brian, John Eldredge, Robert Ellis

Country: United States

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The Pinky Lee Show

Starring: Pinky Lee

Country: United States

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Passport to Danger

Written by: Robert C. Dennis

Starring: Cesar Romero

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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Facts:
  • The first colour television sets go on sale for about $1,175 (American dollars).
  • The Japanese 10 yen coin is issued with serrated edges for a 5-year period, beginning in 1953. All 10 yen coins since have had smooth edges.
  • Heavy massive rain, landslides, and flooding in western and southwestern Japan kill an estimated 2,566, and injure 9,433, mainly at Kizugawa, Wakayama, Kumamoto and Kitakyushu (June–August).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Four great churches
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grandma Moses -- Dec. 28, 1953
  • Life: Canasta pajamas

Books

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

Too Late The Phalarope

By: Alan Paton

TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE is set in South Africa, as well as its predecessor, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY. And like that earlier novel, TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE uses the lives of

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

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