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Friday 6 August 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carl C Perkins and Paul Steigerwald. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Robinson Crusoe, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey

Country: United States

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Broken Lance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1954 ?

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
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  • WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Emilie Dionne, one of the Dionne Quintuplets, dies of asphyxiation following an epileptic seizure at Sainte Agathe, Quebec. She was the first of the five to perish, and three of them lived into the 21st Century.

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

The Reason Why

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal

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Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

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Never Victorious, Never Defeated

By: Taylor Caldwell

Personal Name: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Main Title: Never victorious, never defeated. Published/Created: New York, McGraw-Hill [1954] Description: 549 p. 21 cm.

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Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

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