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Wednesday 15 July 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Michel Jacquemin Raffestin and Cathy Larmouth Torrance California. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 1953 ?

  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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Life Among The Savages

By: Shirley Jackson

In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising childrenIn her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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