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Monday 8 June 1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Kucek and Billy Hayes. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, directed by Eugne Louri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candid Camera.
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TV Series

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

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Tonight!

Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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Julius Caesar

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason

Country: United States

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Pickup on South Street

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jack Kucek: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Chicago White Sox (1974-1978), Philadelphia Phillies (1979), and Toronto Blue Jays (1980).
  • Billy Hayes: English union leader.
  • Sandy Nairne: English historian and curator.
  • Ivo Sanader: Croatian historian and politician 8th Prime Minister of Croatia.
  • Olav Stedje: Norwegian singer-songwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Godfrey Tearle: Actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68.
Facts:
  • Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court.
  • Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio
  • Cluster of six tornadoes touch down in Flint, Michigan, USA killing 113.
  • The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.

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  • Life: Roy Campanella
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: 3-D Movies -- June 8, 1953
  • Life: Hollywood daughters

Books

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

Zorba The Greek

By: Nikos Kazantzakis

A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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Kiss Me Again, Stranger

By: Daphne du Maurier

Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

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Angel Unaware

By: Dale Evans Rogers

Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed that Robin was born with Down's

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Corpus Of Joe Bailey

By: Oakley Hall

Corpus Of Joe Bailey, by Oakley Hall, Viking Press 1953, Hardcover.

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