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Sunday 13 September 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taryn Power and Iyanla Vanzant. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Robe, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Schirmer Inheritance by Eric Ambler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Loretta Young Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Loretta Young Show

Starring: Loretta Young

Country: United States

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The Ray Milland Show

Written by: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Starring: Ray Milland, Phyllis Avery

Country: United States

The Bob Crosby Show

Starring: The Modernaires, Paula Kelly, Joan O'Brien, Stephen Dunne

Country: United States

I Led 3 Lives

Starring: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba

Country: United States

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 September 1953 ?

  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Taryn Power: American actress and noted family, the daughter of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian, only two when her parents divorced and seven when she moved to Rome.
  • Iyanla Vanzant: TV Show Host.
  • College Girl: American homicide victim, stabbed to death with a pen knife on 4/15/1973, c. 3:00 PM, at a North Carolina college campus, then dragged 15 feet to concealment behind the trees and raped.
  • David Shiner: American actor, clown and a twin, he played the Cat in the Hat in the 2000 Broadway musical "Seussical.
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  • Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia Athletics
  • Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

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

The Schirmer Inheritance

By: Eric Ambler

It wasn’t anyone’s idea of a glamorous first assignment at a white show law firm. George Cary, former WWII bomber pilot and newly minted lawyer, was given the ignoble task

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The Rommel Papers

By: B.H. Liddell Hart

When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

By: Tommy Armour

Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can

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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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