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Thursday 1 October 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greta Andersen Waitz and Susan Gage. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Mogambo, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Where's Raymond?.
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Movies

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

Mogambo

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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The Robe

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Island in the Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Where's Raymond?

Starring: Ray Bolger, Richard Erdman, Sylvia Lewis, Marjie Millar

Country: United States

The Philip Morris Playhouse

Starring: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook

Country: United States

Colonel Humphrey Flack

Starring: Boris Aplon, Eddie Hyans, Sally Jessup, Jack Klugman

Country: United States

The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Family

Starring: Larry J. Blake, Paul Hartman, Fay Wray, Natalie Wood

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greta Andersen Waitz: Oslo, Norway -- Marathoner (NYC - 1984).
  • Susan Gage: American daughter of actress Esther Williams and her second husband, actor/singer Ben Gage.
  • Klaus Wowereit: German politician, member of the SPD (Social Democratic Party), and has been the Governing Mayor of Berlin since the 21 October 2001 state elections, where his party won a plurality of the votes, 29.
  • Pete Falcone: American baseball player.
  • John Hegley: English comedian and poet.
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Facts:
  • KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Biarritz ball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Henri Navarre -- Sep. 28, 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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