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Saturday 11 July 1953

US date format: 7/11/1953, UK date format: 11/7/1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Stefanini and Leon Spinks. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Dangerous Crossing, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The World And The West by Arnold Toynbee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strictly Personal.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dangerous Crossing

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz

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A Blueprint for Murder

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

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The Sword and the Rose

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough

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Gun Belt

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: George Montgomery, Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott, John Dehner

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So This Is Love

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Merv Griffin, Joan Weldon, Walter Abel

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

Strictly Personal

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The Good Old Days

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 July 1953 ?

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
  • Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1953 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Eddie Fisher - With These Hands
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight') - Frank Chacksfield
  3. The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani
  4. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland
  5. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me - Muriel Smith


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

The World And The West

By: Arnold Toynbee

The world and the West

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Golden Admiral

By: Francis Van Wyck Mason

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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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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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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