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Friday 14 August 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 14, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Horner and Tom Dicillo. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Plunder of the Sun, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while In The Wet by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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What the sky looked like on 14 August 1953

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Movies

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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

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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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Latin Lovers

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalban, John Lund, Louis Calhern

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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

Segundos Fatais

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
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Facts:
  • 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
  • KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 14, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Books

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In The Wet

By: Nevil Shute

It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.

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The Echoing Grove

By: Rosamond Lehmann

First published in 1953, The Echoing Grove is one of Rosamond Lehmann's most acclaimed novels, and tells of three characters, Rickie Masters, his wife Madeleine, and her sister Dinah.

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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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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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