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Wednesday 12 August 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

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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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City

Starring: Ben Hecht, Robert H. Harris, Gary Merrill

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 1953 ?

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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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  • Life: Irish fashions
  • Time: Broadway actress. "The audience tells her what to do."
  • Life: French actress Nicole Maurey

Books

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

Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

By: Walt Kelly

Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

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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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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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