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Sunday 9 May 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Juillot and Balazs Taroczy. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Beat the Devil

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

Country: United States

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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The Naked Jungle

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1954 ?

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dominique Juillot
  • Balazs Taroczy: in Hungary; tennis star.
  • Kathleen O'Toole: American female police commissioner, the first for Boston MA, O'Toole received her appointment to the post by the mayor on February 9, 2004, Boston has the oldest police force in the US.
  • Lawrence Dutton: American viola player and educator (Emerson String Quartet).
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Life magazine


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

Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Fire In The Ashes

By: Theodore Harold White

This is the story of a new Europe rising from the ashes of despair - and of America's great adventure as leader of the Western world.

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The Man Who Never Was

By: Ewen Montagu

The Man Who Never Was, first published in 1954, is a fascinating account of the ingenious Second World War counter-intelligence plot by the British Intelligence service known as "Operation Mincemeat."

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The Mind Alive

By: Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

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