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Friday 8 May 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Sperandeo and Alex Van Halen. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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TV Series

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

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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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Bellissima

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Masai warrior Africa
  • Time: Oveta Culp Hobby, member of Eisenhower's cabinet
  • Esquire

Books

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

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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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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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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