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Thursday 14 October 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 14, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Williams (basketball) and Mordechai Vanunu. 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 But We Were Born Free by Elmer Holmes Davis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Father Knows Best.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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They Were So Young

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Scott Brady, Johanna Matz, Raymond Burr, Ingrid Stenn

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Hansel and Gretel

Directed by: John Paul

Starring: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Delbert Anderson

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A Lesson in Love

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Björnstrand, Yvonne Lombard, Harriet Andersson

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TV Series

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Father Knows Best

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Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

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People Are Funny

Directed by: Sam White

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Directed by: Daniel Petrie

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The Greatest Gift

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1954 ?

  • 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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  • Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 14, 1954 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1954 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Whither Thou Goest - Les Paul & Mary Ford
  2. McGuire Sisters - Muskrat Ramble
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Don Cornell - Hold My Hand
  2. Smile - Nat 'King' Cole
  3. Three Coins In The Fountain - Frank Sinatra
  4. Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot
  5. My Friend - Frankie Laine


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

But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

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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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The Remarkable Mr. Jerome

By: Anita Leslie

"The life and times of Leonard Jerome, Sir Winston Churchill's American grandfather"

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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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