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Saturday 11 April 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Guy Verhofstadt and Andrew Wiles. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Shane, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Outsider by Richard A. Wright was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.
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Movies

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States

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Code Two

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Elaine Stewart, Sally Forrest, Keenan Wynn

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Sombrero

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli, Vittorio Gassman, Yvonne De Carlo

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Country: United States

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Trouble Along the Way

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

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TV Series

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

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

Directed by: Fred C. Brannon

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Ethel and Albert

Written by: Peggy Lynch

Starring: Peggy Lynch, Alan Bunce

Country: United States

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The Plymouth Playhouse

Starring: Donald Cook

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
  • The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Guy Verhofstadt: Belgian politician, who served as the 47th Prime Minister of Belgium from 1999 to 2008.
  • Andrew Wiles: English mathematician and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kid Nichols: American baseball player and manager (d. 1953).
Facts:
  • Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, and Welfare

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Books

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The Outsider

By: Richard A. Wright

Cross Damon is a man at odds with society and with himself—a man of superior intellect who hungers for peace but who brings terror and destruction wherever he goes.

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Postcards From Delaplane

By: Stanton Delaplane

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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The Second Happiest Day

By: John Phillips

copyright date uncertain. Blue book with chain design and black spine. with white lettering. Published by Harper.

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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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