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Saturday 4 July 1953, US Independence Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francis Maude . In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Prince Bart by Jay Richard Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Medallion Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

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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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1953 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Francis Maude: English lawyer and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
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  • 60th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats D Hart (86 75)
  • Strikes and riots hit coal mining regions in Poland.

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

Prince Bart

By: Jay Richard Kennedy

39-year old actor Bart Blaine suffers a heart attack and tries to reclaim his former professional success.

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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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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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Golden Admiral

By: Francis Van Wyck Mason

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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