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Wednesday 12 August 1953

US date format: 8/12/1953, UK date format: 12/8/1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rolland Courbis and Carlos Mesa. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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Movies

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I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Country: United States of America

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Plunder of the Sun

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

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Inferno

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse

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TV Series

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The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

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Wer will, der kann!

Thames Tug

Youth Takes a Stand

Segundos Fatais

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Heavy earthquake strikes Isotope islands, 435 killed
  • Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • Ann Davidson arrives at Miami, Florida, USA, after sailing solo across Atlantic.
  • The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
  • Nuclear weapons testing: the Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.

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Planetary positions on August 12, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani
  3. Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight') - Frank Chacksfield
  4. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland
  5. Ron Goodwin - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')

Books

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Kiss Me Again, Stranger

By: Daphne du Maurier

Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

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How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

By: Tommy Armour

Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can

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The Emperor'S Lady

By: F.W. Kenyon

A NOVEL BASED ON THE LIFE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE

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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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