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Saturday 8 August 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include "Sweet" Lou and Donny Most in Brooklyn. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Facts:
  • US and South Korea initial a mutual security pact.
  • Soviet prime minister Georgi Malenkov announces that the Soviet Union has a hydrogen bomb.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: French actress Nicole Maurey
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Allen W. Dulles -- Aug. 3, 1953
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Books

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

Life Among The Savages

By: Shirley Jackson

In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising childrenIn her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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Golden Admiral

By: Francis Van Wyck Mason

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Silent World

By: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

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