Wednesday May 12, 1954

US date format: 5/12/1954, UK date format: 12/5/1954

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Patrick Eudeline and Alain Grinda. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast and Loose.
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Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Three Coins in the Fountain

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States of America

Monster from the Ocean Floor

Monster from the Ocean Floor

Directed by: Wyott Ordung

Starring: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

Jail Bait

Jail Bait

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Herbert Rawlinson, Steve Reeves

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

history

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
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Music charts

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Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's Tavern

Love Story

Love Story

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Running Wild

Running Wild

Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Books

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The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes

The Desperate Hours

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A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

The Night Of The Hunter by Davis Grubb

The Night Of The Hunter

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The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

The Mind Alive

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1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski

Flying Saucers Have Landed

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Adamski claimed he met with one Nordic alien, surnamed "Orthon", in 1952 at Desert Center. While friends watched from a distance, Adamski started a conversation of gestures & telepathy.


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