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Tuesday 6 January 1953, Epiphany

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Young and Didier Vermeersch. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Little World of Don Camillo, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Desiree by Annemarie Selinko was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Favorite Story.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Little World of Don Camillo

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi

Country: United States

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Against All Flags

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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My Hero

Starring: Robert Cummings, Julie Bishop, John Litel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1953 ?

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Malcolm Young: Scottish-Australian musician, a rhythm guitarist with the rock group "AC/DC.
  • Didier Vermeersch
  • Ian Frazer: Scottish-born Australian Scientist and the CEO and Director of Research of the Translational Research Institute.
  • Thomas Mirow: German politician, former President of the European Bank.
  • Michael Wilding: American noted family and actor, the son of Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding.
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  • WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.

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

Life magazine


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


By: Annemarie Selinko

"An epic love story...irresistible reading." -Chicago Tribune To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old Desiree can't believe her good fortune.

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The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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The Bounty Lands

By: William Donohue Ellis


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The Last Resorts

By: Cleveland Amory

story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

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