It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). .
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 ?

  • I ConfessI Confess
    directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden
  • LiliLili
    directed by Charles Walters
    starring: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Friday, 20 March 1953 ?


Holidays
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
  • International Astrology Day
  • New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
  • The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
  • Saint Wulfram (d.704)

Facts
  • Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole

Famous People died
Graciliano Ramos: Brazilian Author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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 recounts the story of Basil, a young silversmith, who is commissioned by the apostle Luke to fashion a holder for the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko

Desiree

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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Woman & St Bernard Puppy Photo Old Gold (1953)Woman & St Bernard Puppy Photo Old Gold (1953)
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Dewars Scotch Whisky Ad Clan Macintyre (1953)Dewars Scotch Whisky Ad Clan Macintyre (1953)
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San Francisco Ad Golden Gate/bay/russia (1953)San Francisco Ad Golden Gate/bay/russia (1953)
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