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Thursday 13 August 1953

US date format: 8/13/1953, UK date format: 13/8/1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron (singer) and Pippa Bartolotti. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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Movies

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I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Country: United States of America

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Plunder of the Sun

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

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Inferno

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse

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TV Series

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

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

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Wer will, der kann!

Thames Tug

Youth Takes a Stand

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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Facts:
  • 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
  • President Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
  • US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee.
  • Four million workers go on strike in France to protest against austerity measures.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani
  3. Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight') - Frank Chacksfield
  4. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland
  5. Ron Goodwin - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')

Books

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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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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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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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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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