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Sunday 9 August 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean Tirole and Kay Stenshjemmet. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City

Starring: Ben Hecht, Robert H. Harris, Gary Merrill

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
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Facts:
  • Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: French actress Nicole Maurey
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Allen W. Dulles -- Aug. 3, 1953
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Books

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

The Rommel Papers

By: B.H. Liddell Hart

When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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Call Me Lucky

By: Bing Crosby

Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of the definitive Bing biography by Gary Giddins, here is "a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences that is as warm and witty as any

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The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe

By: David Dodge

308 page hard cover book on traveling Europe on a tight budget.

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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