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Saturday 2 May 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include "Keith" Jamaal and Jamaal Wilkes. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Desert Rats, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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TV Series

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

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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House of Wax

Directed by: Andre de Toth

Starring: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk

Country: United States

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Invaders from Mars

Directed by: William Cameron Menzies

Starring: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Famous Birthdays:
  • "Keith" Jamaal: Wilkes; NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Year 1975).
  • Jamaal Wilkes: American athlete, pro basketbal player primarily with the Lakers from 1978-1985.
  • Valery Gergiev: Russian conductor and director.
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Facts:
  • 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02.
  • Hussein I installed as king of Jordan.
  • Feisal II installed as king of Iraq.

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Books

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

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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The World And The West

By: Arnold Toynbee

The world and the West

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The Last Resorts

By: Cleveland Amory

story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

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The White Rabbit

By: Bruce Marshall

It became a bestseller, garnered sterling critical reviews, and inspired a film: this harrowing story of a captured British agent in World War Two, his refusal to crack under horrific torture,

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