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Monday 12 October 1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Les Dennis and Serge Lepeltier. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Big Heat, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ponds Theater.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Man Behind the Badge

Starring: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose

Country: United States

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Winky-Dink and You

Written by: Harry W. Prichett, Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Starring: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

Country: United States

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Topper

Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Country: United States

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The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Big Heat

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando

Country: United States

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Mogambo

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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The Robe

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Island in the Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Les Dennis: British TV personality and comedian, a former partner of Dustin Gee.
  • Serge Lepeltier: French politician who was mayor of Bourges in 1995 and again in 2001.
  • David Threlfall: English actor and director.
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Facts:
  • US and Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)
  • ''The Caine Mutiny Court Martial'' opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Bare backs fashion
  • Time: U.S. Secretary of State
  • Life: Italian family in US

Books

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

The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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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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Time And Time Again

By: James Hilton

A middle-aged British diplomat reminisces about his life from his college days at Cambridge through his early fifties. The protagonist, Charles Anderson, leads us through World War I, first love, and the progression of his diplomatic career.

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India And The Awakening East

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

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