It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..



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

  • NiagaraNiagara
    directed by Henry Hathaway
    starring: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
  • The Little World of Don CamilloThe Little World of Don Camillo
    directed by Julien Duvivier
    starring: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi
  • The Bad and the BeautifulThe Bad and the Beautiful
    directed by Vincente Minnelli
    starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon
  • My Cousin RachelMy Cousin Rachel
    directed by Henry Koster
    starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton
  • Against All FlagsAgainst All Flags
    directed by George Sherman
    starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 19 January 1953 ?

  • Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
  • Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
  • St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • National Popcorn Day in United States of America, however some claim this is whatever day the Superbowl lands on.
  • The unofficial National Popcorn Day

  • Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.
  • 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

Famous People born
Desi Arnaz Jr in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Craig - Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride).
Richard Legendre: Canadian politician
Linda Hayden: English actress


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Magazine Covers

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

  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Mamie Eisenhower -- Jan. 19, 1953 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Mamie Eisenhower -- Jan. 19, 1953
  •  Cabinet designates Life
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  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire


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

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe

by Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set against the vividly limned background of ancient Rome. [...]

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice

by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice, 1952, by Thomas Costain. Attractive leather-like hardcover with gilt design and lettering, 533 pages, published by International Collector's Library. [...]

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko


by Annemarie Selinko

"An epic love story...irresistible reading." -Chicago Tribune To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old Desiree can't believe her good fortune. [...]

Battle Cry by Leon M. Uris

Battle Cry

by Leon M. Uris


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