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Sunday 12 April 1953

1953-04-12

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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 ?

Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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House of Wax

Directed by: Andre de Toth

Starring: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk

Country: United States

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Invaders from Mars

Directed by: William Cameron Menzies

Starring: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt

Country: United States

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Glen or Glenda

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot

Country: United States

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Fear and Desire

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Plymouth Playhouse

Starring: Donald Cook

Country: United States

Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Bruce Hall, Jack Weston, John Boruff

Country: United States

Eye Witness

Starring: Wesley Addy, Joseph Anthony, Fay Bainter, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

Romper Room and Friends

Starring: Sally Claster Gelbard, Bruce Edward Hall, Molly McCloskey, Nancy Claster

Country: United States

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Huw Edwards: British politician, a Member of Parliament who replaced Sir John Stradling Thomas in the by-election 5/16/1991.
  • Maurizio Ferrini: Italian actor and television personality who made his artistic debut in "Quelli della Notte," starring alongside Renzo Arbore and establishing himself as an eccentric comedian.
  • Tanino Liberatore: Italian author and illustrator.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lionel Logue: speech therapist who worked with King George VI of the United Kingdom (Born 1880).
Facts:
  • KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274.
  • Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston, Massachusetts.

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Music Charts

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lucy Desi and kids
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bishop Otto Dibelius -- Apr. 6, 1953
  • Esquire

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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