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Sunday 17 October 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Buhler . In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Halls of Ivy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Sabrina

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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Producers' Showcase

Starring: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Country: United States

The Donald O'Connor Show

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Sidney Miller, Joyce Cunning

Country: United States

December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The George Gobel Show

Starring: George Gobel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Philadelphia Eagles' Adrian Burk passes for seven touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-21).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Conquest of K2
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marlon Brando -- Oct. 11, 1954
  • Life: Thai visitor

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

The scenes range from Paris to Connecticut, from London to South America; for the reason that Time and Time Again is the story of Charles Anderson, who post in the British Foreign Service took him to many parts of the ...

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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