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Friday 31 December 1954, NewYear’s Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Salmond and Alex Salmond. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Chetan Anand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Was bin ich?.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Chetan Anand

Starring: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Sheila Ramani, Johnny Walker

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Young at Heart

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Country: United States

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The Country Girl

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

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, Dan Dailey

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Was bin ich?

Starring: Robert Lembke

The Bob Cummings Show

Starring: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

Country: United States

The Star and the Story

The Way of the World

The Swift Show Wagon with Horace Heidt and the American Way

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  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

By: Roger Butterfield

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

By: Frances Gray Patton

Good Morning, Miss Dove, by Patton, Frances Gray

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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