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Friday 14 May 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jens Sparschuh and Joseph McLaughlin. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Le Plaisir, directed by Max Ophls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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TV Series

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

Justice

Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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Waterfront

Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Beat the Devil

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

Country: United States

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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The Naked Jungle

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 May 1954 ?

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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jens Sparschuh: German writer.
  • Joseph McLaughlin: American crime case, a former real-estate developer who was convicted in May 1998 of hiring a hit man to commit murder.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Heinz Guderian: German Commander of the Sixteenth Army Corp and Commander in Chief of all Panzer troops.
Facts:
  • Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months.
  • The Boeing 707 is released after about two years of development.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Germany
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Chou En-lai -- May 10, 1954
  • Life: Milliondollar album stamps

Books

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

The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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Life Is Worth Living

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Bishop Fulton Sheen's renowned and inspiring television series, Life Is Worth Living, was watched by millions of viewers from all walks of life and every religious belief.

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The Conquest Of Everest

By: Sir John Hunt

This book is about climbing Mount Everest and is an attractive book bound specifically for collectors looking for handsome editions for a library.

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Forty Plus And Fancy Free

By: Emily Kimbrough

Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

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