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Saturday 1 August 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Cray in Columbus and Marc-Philippe Daubresse. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while You Shall Know Them by Rita Vercors was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City

Starring: Ben Hecht, Robert H. Harris, Gary Merrill

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
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Facts:
  • 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
  • California introduces sales tax (for education).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Cancan lingerie
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cornelius Shields -- July 27, 1953

Books

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

You Shall Know Them

By: Rita Vercors

Vintage 1953 hardcover lacking its dustjacket. Book itself is in great shape, clean, fresh, no markings. Spine faded. Our Family will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined,

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

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 ...

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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