Friday 17 April 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Assouline .
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Shane, directed by George Stevens, 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.
On TV people were watching The Plymouth Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers
Which were the important events of 17 April 1953 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Pierre Assouline: French writer and journalist, born in French protectorate Morocco.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1953 ?
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1953?
- Life: Changing landscape
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ezra T. Benson -- Apr. 13, 1953
- Life: Lucy Desi and kids
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
First Trade Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black title box, bright silver lettering on spine. Slight bump to bottom edge of front board and very tiny nick (pinpoint in size) to same board edge.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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