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Friday 8 October 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ben Amonette and Julien Baer. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while A Philosophy For Our Time by Bernard M. Baruch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Donald O'Connor Show.
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TV Series

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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Project XX

Starring: Alexander Scourby

Country: United States

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Medic

Written by: James E. Moser

Starring: Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Movies

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

White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Sabrina

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Thai visitor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Arthur Watkins -- Oct. 4, 1954
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Books

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

A Philosophy For Our Time

By: Bernard M. Baruch

Short, clear statement of Baruch's personal philosophy.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Madame De Pompadour

By: Nancy Mitford

When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was

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The Wilder Shores Of Love

By: Lesley Blanch

Originally published in 1954, The Wilder Shores of Love is the classic biography of four nineteenth-century European women who leave behind the industrialized west for Arabia in search of romance and

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