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Monday 16 August 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Bolten and George Galloway. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Sansho the Bailiff, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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Robinson Crusoe

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernndez, Felipe de Alba

Country: United States

The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joshua Bolten: American political aide, named Chief of Staff on March 28, 2006 by President George W. Bush to succeed Andrew Card.
  • George Galloway: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament beginning with the General Election on June 11, 1987.
  • James Cameron: Canadian film director.
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Facts:
  • Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
  • 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
  • The first edition of Sports Illustrated is published.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1954?

  • Life: Basutoland
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gina Lollobrigida -- Aug. 16, 1954
  • Life: Cowboy and son

Books

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

Beyond This Place

By: A.J. Cronin

novel of crime and passion

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

An aiplane book. one of Ernie Gann's finest, if not the best. It was eventually made into a movie that was nominated for the Oscar and the song won.

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Time And Time Again

By: James Hilton

A middle-aged British diplomat reminisces about his life from his college days at Cambridge through his early fifties. The protagonist, Charles Anderson, leads us through World War I, first love, and the progression of his diplomatic career.

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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