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Wednesday 17 February 1954

1954-02-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. The Glenn Miller Story, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Not As A Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

The Glenn Miller Story

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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The Long, Long Trailer

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main

Country: United States

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The Wild One

Directed by: Laslo Benedek

Starring: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith

Country: United States

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Knights of the Round Table

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Betty White Show

Starring: James Brown, Frank De Vol, Arthur Duncan, Vincent Price

Country: United States

Woman with a Past

Starring: Constance Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Felice Camargo, Barbara Myers

Country: United States

Waterfront

Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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Inner Sanctum

Starring: Edward Binns, Rusty Lane, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Evert Gorter: Dutch paediatrician, professor in Utrecht and Ghent, biochemist and author.
Facts:
  • The Detroit Auto Show opens for press previews, in Michigan. The Ford Motor Company shows its new two-seat convertible, calling it a "personal car", with the name "Fairlane".

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1954 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Frank Sinatra - Young-At-Heart
  2. Answer Me, My Love - Nat King Cole (Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra)
  3. At the Darktown Strutters' Ball - Lou Monte
  4. Hilltoppers - From The Vine Came The Grape

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Which hairstyle
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Heinz Nordoff -- Feb. 15, 1954
  • Life: Turtle on beach coral reef

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

If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill? In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe.It's

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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