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Tuesday 12 May 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 Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Little Revue.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1953

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Movies

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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

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The Little Revue

Tele-Brettl

The Strawhatters

The Orchid Award

The Music Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • KUHT TV channel 8 in Houston, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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The Silent World

By: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

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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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Postcards From Delaplane

By: Stanton Delaplane

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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