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Friday 13 August 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 13, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Michael Hill and Pat Metheny. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Beachcomber, directed by Muriel Box, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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What the sky looked like on 13 August 1954

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Movies

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

The Beachcomber

Directed by: Muriel Box

Starring: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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King Richard and the Crusaders

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

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Broken Lance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Toi et moi

Directed by: Not specifed

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Paradise Island

Directed by: Bert Glennon

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Gamble on Love

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The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

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Happy Holidays

Directed by: James Ferguson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1954 ?

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:
  • 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 13, 1954 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Patti Page - What A Dream
  2. Cara Mia - David Whitfield (Mantovani & His Orchestra)

Books

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

The Mind Alive

By: Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

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

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A Wreath For The Enemy

By: Pamela Frankau

'In my youth...I had an overwhelming passion to be like other people. Other people were a whole romantic race, miles beyond my reach.

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Pictures From An Institution

By: Randall Jarrell

Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women’s college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits.

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The Reason Why

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal

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