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Friday 15 October 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jere Burns and Kip Byrne. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Halls of Ivy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Project XX

Starring: Alexander Scourby

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1954 ?

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jere Burns: American actor, Jere (pronounced "Jerry") has become known through his work in sitcoms like the smarmy Kirk in "Dear John" starring Judd Hirsch, and as an eager-to-please station manager, Frank Alfano, on "Good Morning, Miami.
  • Kip Byrne: Detroit, Michigan -- Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71).
  • Princess Friederike of Hanover: Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg.
  • Peter Bakowski: Australian poet and educator.
  • Friederike: Princess Friederike of Hanover.
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  • Hurricane Hazel strikes US and Canada, 348 die
  • KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina.
  • Texas Instruments announces the development of the first transistor radio.
  • The comic strip ''Hi and Lois'', by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is launched.

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

Call To Greatness

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

a challenge to greatness by a great man

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Realities Of American Foreign Policy

By: George F. Kennan

The task of international politics at the present time, writes Mr. Kennan, is "to find means to permit change to proceed without repeatedly shaking the peace of the world."

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I'Ll Cry Tomorrow

By: Lillian Roth

I'll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth in collaboration with Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank. 1954 hardcover published by Frederick Fell, Inc.,

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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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