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Thursday 14 May 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Meek and Tom Cochrane in Toronto. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Postcards From Delaplane by Stanton Delaplane was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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TV Series

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

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Bellissima

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 May 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dressy denim fashion
  • Time: Vinoba, as he is known to millions, was a trusted and faithful disciple of the late Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Life: Masai warrior Africa

Books

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

Postcards From Delaplane

By: Stanton Delaplane

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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The Legendary Mizners

By: Alva Johnston

The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of a new Stephen Sondheim musical Gold!Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two

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The Colditz Story

By: P.R. Reid

The Germans thought escape was impossible. These men proved them wrong.Colditz Castle, located near Leipzig Germany, was the last stop for select Allied prisoners during World War II.

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