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Sunday 3 October 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stevie Ray Vaughan and Al Sharpton. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Donald O'Connor Show.
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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Country: United States

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Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Country: United States

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TV Series

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Project XX

Starring: Alexander Scourby

Country: United States

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Written by: James E. Moser

Starring: Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at age 35 (born 1954).
  • Al Sharpton: American clergyman, a minister and a Democratic activist.
  • Christine Orban
  • Dennis Eckersley: American baseball played, a right-handed pitcher who played with the Cleveland Indians (1975–1977), Boston Red Sox (1978–1984, 1998), Chicago Cubs (1984–1986), Oakland Athletics (1987–1995), and St. Louis Cardinals (1996–1997).
  • Catriona MacColl
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Famous Deaths:
  • Father Knows Best premieres
  • KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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

Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation

By: Edward Streeter

Book by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Edward Streeter, Leslie, F. Andrew, Streeter, Edward

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A Child Of The Century

By: Ben Hecht

Book by Hecht, Ben

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A Time To Love And A Time To Die

By: Erich Maria Remarque

From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front.

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