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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 Terán and Lisa St Aubin de Teran. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. A Lion Is in the Streets, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Topper.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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TV Series

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

Country: United States

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The Big Picture

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

Country: United States

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Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States

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Make Room for Daddy

Starring: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Country: United States

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The Loretta Young Show

Starring: Loretta Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1953 ?

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

Too Late The Phalarope

By: Alan Paton

TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE is set in South Africa, as well as its predecessor, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY. And like that earlier novel, TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE uses the lives of

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Horn Of The Hunter

By: Robert Ruark

No other book can give you the feel of Africa like this one can.

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The Spirit Of St. Louis

By: Charles Lindbergh

Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, today, in our dreams of yesterday; and, living in those dreams, we dream

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The Unconquered

By: Ben Ames Williams

No dust jacket, clean tight copy

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