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Monday 24 May 1954

1954-05-24

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 30 days ?

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Country: United States

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The High and the Mighty

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day

Country: United States

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Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge

Country: United States

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Le Plaisir

Directed by: Max Ophls

Starring: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon

Country: United States

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

The Lone Wolf

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United States

Justice

Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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The Wallace and Ladmo Show

Starring: Mike Condello, Cathy Dresbach, Harry Florian, Dan Horn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
  • Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
  • First rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico, USA.
  • German airline Lufthansa forms.
  • IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.

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

  • Life: Kaye Ballard
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clinton W. Murchison -- May 24, 1954
  • Life: Dawn Addams

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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