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Monday 9 August 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Hill and Pierre Mongin. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Robinson Crusoe, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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TV Series

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

Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Pushover

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey

Country: United States

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Broken Lance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1954 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alex Hill: Scottish meteorologist who entered TV as a weatherman for Scotland Today, 1981-1984.
  • Pierre Mongin: French senior official, prefect, CEO of RATP Group from July 2006 to 30 April 2015, and Deputy CEO of GDF Suez since 1 May 2015.
  • Ray Jennings: South African cricketer and coach.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Rosemary Clooney - This Ole House
  2. The High And The Mighty - Victor Young & His Orchestra
  3. They Were Doin' The Mambo - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  4. Tony Bennett - Cinnamon Sinner

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1954?

  • Life: Cowboy and son
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph W. Martin, Jr. -- Aug. 9, 1954
  • Life: Summer show biz

Books

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

Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

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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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Animals, Men And Myths

By: Richard Lewinsohn

351 pages. Illustrated. A history of this restless planets beats, birds and other inhabitants, concurrent with a history of mankind.

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Pictures From An Institution

By: Randall Jarrell

Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women’s college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits.

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