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Friday 2 October 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa St Aubin de Teran and Vanessa Armstrong. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Mogambo, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Topper.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Topper

Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Country: United States

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Where's Raymond?

Starring: Ray Bolger, Richard Erdman, Sylvia Lewis, Marjie Millar

Country: United States

The Philip Morris Playhouse

Starring: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook

Country: United States

Colonel Humphrey Flack

Starring: Boris Aplon, Eddie Hyans, Sally Jessup, Jack Klugman

Country: United States

The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Mogambo

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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The Robe

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Island in the Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
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Facts:
  • Comedy in Music (Victor Borge) opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
  • Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Biarritz ball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Henri Navarre -- Sep. 28, 1953

Books

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

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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My Island Home

By: James Norman Hall

Book by James Norman Hall

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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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