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Tuesday 12 May 1953

US date format: 5/12/1953, UK date format: 12/5/1953

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melleny Melody and Kevin Grevey. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Encyclopedia Of American History by Richard B. Morris 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 ?

Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, Betta St. John

Country: United States

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Four Sided Triangle

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen

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Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Strictly Personal

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Both Sides

Directed by: Danielle Williamson

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The Little Revue


The Strawhatters

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1953 ?

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Melleny Melody: Canadian singer and label owner; Nepotism records.
  • Kevin Grevey: American basketball player, he played for the Washington Bullets from 1975–1983 and the Milwaukee Bucks from 1983–1985.
  • David Gest: Celebrity.
  • David Garrow: Historian.
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  • KUHT TV channel 8 in Houston, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1953 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. The Moulin Rouge Theme (Where Is Your Heart) - Mantovani & His Orchestra
  2. Vic Damone - April in Portugal
  3. Frank Sinatra - I'm Walking Behind You
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. Pretend - Nat 'King' Cole
  3. Pretty Little Black Eyed Susie - Guy Mitchell
  4. Eddie Fisher - Downhearted
  5. Johnston Brothers - Oh Happy Day


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

Encyclopedia Of American History

By: Richard B. Morris

The seventh edition of the Encyclopedia of American History updates this indispensable and classic reference book to cover the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times through the first year

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The Green Man

By: Storm Jameson

London published Fiction

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The Legendary Mizners

By: Alva Johnston

The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of a new Stephen Sondheim musical Gold!Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two

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This I Believe

By: Edward R. Murrow

Second series of 80 modern and 20 immortal "This I believe" Edward R. Murrow pieces.

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