Saturday August 01, 1953

US date format: 8/1/1953, UK date format: 1/8/1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Marc-Philippe Daubresse and Mark Dailey. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Inferno, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
  • KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
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Movies

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Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse

Latin Lovers

Latin Lovers

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalban, John Lund, Louis Calhern

Devil's Canyon

Devil's Canyon

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Dale Robertson, Stephen McNally, Arthur Hunnicutt

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  3. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  4. - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

TV Series

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The Broken Horseshoe

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

Fox 2

Fox 2

Pentagon U.S.A.

Pentagon U.S.A.

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Three Steps to Heaven

Three Steps to Heaven

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson

Life Among The Savages

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In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising childrenIn her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the

Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson

Major Campaign Speeches

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US History & Politics, American History & Studies, Non-Fiction

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny

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The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

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Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can

The Emperor'S Lady by F.W. Kenyon

The Emperor'S Lady

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A NOVEL BASED ON THE LIFE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE


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