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Sunday 15 August 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stieg Larsson and Henri de Castries. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Beachcomber, directed by Muriel Box, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Tunnel Of Love by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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What the sky looked like on 15 August 1954

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Movies

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The Beachcomber

Directed by: Muriel Box

Starring: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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King Richard and the Crusaders

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

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Broken Lance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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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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Paradise Island

Directed by: Bert Glennon

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Gamble on Love

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The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

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Happy Holidays

Directed by: James Ferguson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
  • WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 15, 1954 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Patti Page - What A Dream
  2. Cara Mia - David Whitfield (Mantovani & His Orchestra)

Books

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

The Tunnel Of Love

By: Peter De Vries

Harking from the golden age of fiction set in American suburbia—the school of John Updike and Cheever—this work from the great American humorist Peter De Vries looks with laughter upon its

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A Child Of The Century

By: Ben Hecht

Book by Hecht, Ben

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But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

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Of Whales And Men

By: R.B. Robertson

1954 Alfred A. Knopf Edition, illustrated hardcover on whaling

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