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Sunday 8 February 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 8, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mary Steenburgen and Mary Steenburgen in Newport. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. Summer with Monika, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Always The Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.
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What the sky looked like on 8 February 1953

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Movies

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Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Country: United States

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I Confess

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Gunsmoke

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake

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Salome

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson

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The Silver Whip

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: Dale Robertson, Rory Calhoun, Robert Wagner, Kathleen Crowley

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TV Series

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

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

Directed by: Fred C. Brannon

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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The Dotty Mack Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cliff Clark: Actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63.
Facts:
  • WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins
  • Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 08, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Downhearted - Eddie Fisher
  2. Anywhere I Wander - Julius LaRosa
  3. Pretend - Nat King Cole (Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra)
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como & The Ramblers
  2. Outside Of Heaven - Eddie Fisher
  3. Because You're Mine - Mario Lanza
  4. Comes A-Long A-Love - Kay Starr
  5. She Wears Red Feathers - Guy Mitchell

Books

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Always The Young Strangers

By: Carl Sandburg

Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with America. As a boy he played, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's reminiscence delivers a nostalgic view of small-town life and an invaluable

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The Sojourner

By: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Rawlings' final novel The Sojourner is about the life of a man and his relationship to his family: a difficult mother who favors her other, first-born son and his relationship to

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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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The Velvet Doublet

By: James Street

Published by Doubleday, 1953, this First Edition BCE biography of Christopher Columbus measures 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". with 317 deckle edged pages.

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