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Thursday 14 October 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Williams (basketball) and Carole Malone. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Lease of Life, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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Movies

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Lease of Life

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri, Denholm Elliott

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Der schweigende Engel

Directed by: Harald Reinl

Starring: Christine Kaufmann, Josefin Kipper, Robert Freitag, Siegfried Breuer Jr.

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Country: United States

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Passion

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Yvonne De Carlo, Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr.

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Sitting Bull

Directed by: Sidney Salkow

Starring: Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel

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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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Producers' Showcase

Starring: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Country: United States

The Halls of Ivy

Written by: Don Quinn

Starring: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ray Collins

Sherlock Holmes

The Jack Carson Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
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Facts:
  • Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

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Books

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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The Wicked Pavilion

By: Dawn Powell

The “Wicked Pavilion” of the title is the Café Julien, where everybody who is anybody goes to recover from failed love affairs and to pursue new ones, to cadge money, to

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The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran

THE HEALING OATH, HARDCOVER, BY ANDRE SOUBIRAN, G.P PUTMAN'S SONS, 376 PAGES

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