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Sunday 8 August 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nigel Mansell and Giovanna Stefanel. 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 Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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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

Movies

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

The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

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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Pushover

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1954 ?

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)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nigel Mansell: Formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990).
  • Giovanna Stefanel: Italian noted family, the daughter of Carlo Stefanel, who works in the family's clothing business.
  • Nick Holtam: English bishop.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Rosemary Clooney - This Ole House
  2. The High And The Mighty - Victor Young & His Orchestra
  3. They Were Doin' The Mambo - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  4. Tony Bennett - Cinnamon Sinner

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1954?

  • Life: Summer show biz
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Do-it-Yourself -- Aug. 2, 1954
  • Esquire

Books

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

Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Royal Box

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Politics, intrigue, and the affairs of high society were all at home in The Royal Box. But on the evening Lady Laura Whitford secured the theater's most prestigious seats for her entourage, murder made its debut.

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Of Whales And Men

By: R.B. Robertson

1954 Alfred A. Knopf Edition, illustrated hardcover on whaling

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A Wreath For The Enemy

By: Pamela Frankau

'In my youth...I had an overwhelming passion to be like other people. Other people were a whole romantic race, miles beyond my reach.

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