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Monday 12 January 1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Girardin and Mary Harron. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. The Little World of Don Camillo, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Houses In Between by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Favorite Story.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Little World of Don Camillo

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi

Country: United States

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Against All Flags

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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My Hero

Starring: Robert Cummings, Julie Bishop, John Litel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1953 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brigitte Girardin: French politician who served from 2010-2011 as Secretary-General of United Republic (République solidaire, RS) which is a centre-right political party in France.
  • Mary Harron: Canadian director and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 9 Jewish physicians arrested for terrorist activities in Moscow
  • Estonian émigrés found a government in exile in Oslo.
  • Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen President of Yugoslavia.
  • The CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel first meets to discuss the UFO phenomenon.

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1953?

Life magazine


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

The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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The Man On A Donkey

By: H.F.M. Prescott

“The almost perfect historical novel.” —The New York TimesThe Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times

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Abraham Lincoln

By: Benjamin P. Thomas

Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures.

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The Last Resorts

By: Cleveland Amory

story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

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