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Thursday 15 July 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mario Kempes and Tarak Dhiab. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The World In The Evening by Christopher Isherwood was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Skelton Revue.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards

Country: United States

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Malta Story

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel

Country: United States

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Garden of Evil

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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The Caine Mutiny

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jos Ferrer, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Man with a Million

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 1954 ?

  • 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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  • 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
  • KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.

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

The World In The Evening

By: Christopher Isherwood

Book by Isherwood, Christopher

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A Wreath For The Enemy

By: Pamela Frankau

'In my youth...I had an overwhelming passion to be like other people. Other people were a whole romantic race, miles beyond my reach.

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Cell 2455 Death Row

By: Caryl Chessman

In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of

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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation

By: Edward Streeter

Book by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Edward Streeter, Leslie, F. Andrew, Streeter, Edward

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