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Friday 15 May 1953

1953-05-15

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Bellissima

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Facts:
  • Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 1 for heavywgt boxing title
  • Osip Zadkines monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks out Joe Walcott in Chicago, Illinois for heavyweight boxing title.
  • The Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPS) for Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) were adopted by the ICAO Council. These SARPS are in Annex 15 to the Chicago Convention and 15 May is celebrated by the AIS community as “World AIS Day”.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dressy denim fashion
  • Time: Vinoba, as he is known to millions, was a trusted and faithful disciple of the late Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Life: Masai warrior Africa

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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