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Wednesday 1 July 1953

1953-07-01

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Directed by: Eugne Louri

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Tonight!

Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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Coke Time

Starring: Eddie Fisher, Fred Robbins, Lou Crosby, Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra

Country: United States

Ethel and Albert

Written by: Peggy Lynch

Starring: Peggy Lynch, Alan Bunce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Catherine Ferry: French singer, she finished 2nd at the Eurovision song contest in 1976, interpreting "1,2,3".
  • Henry Percy: 11th Duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II.
  • Lawrence Gonzi: Maltese lawyer and politician 12th Prime Minister of Malta.
  • Jadranka Kosor: Croatian journalist and politician 9th Prime Minister of Croatia.
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Facts:
  • KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Cyd Charisse
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James H. Kindelberger -- June 29, 1953

Books

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

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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East Of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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