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Wednesday 8 April 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marie Boimond and Joan Prado. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Plymouth Playhouse.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Plymouth Playhouse

Starring: Donald Cook

Country: United States

Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Bruce Hall, Jack Weston, John Boruff

Country: United States

Eye Witness

Starring: Wesley Addy, Joseph Anthony, Fay Bainter, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

Romper Room and Friends

Starring: Sally Claster Gelbard, Bruce Edward Hall, Molly McCloskey, Nancy Claster

Country: United States

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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House of Wax

Directed by: Andre de Toth

Starring: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk

Country: United States

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Invaders from Mars

Directed by: William Cameron Menzies

Starring: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt

Country: United States

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Glen or Glenda

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot

Country: United States

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Fear and Desire

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Marie Boimond: French engineer involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
  • Joan Prado: Brazilian psychic composer of piano works through his psychic connections.
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Facts:
  • Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
  • Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years in prison for the alleged organization of the Mau Mau Rebellion.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1953 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Song From Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Faliecia Sanders)
  2. April In Portugal - Les Baxter & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lucy Desi and kids
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bishop Otto Dibelius -- Apr. 6, 1953
  • Esquire

Books

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

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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My Island Home

By: James Norman Hall

Book by James Norman Hall

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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