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Sunday 16 August 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathie Lee Gifford and Kenneth Waters. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1953

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Country: United States

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Plunder of the Sun

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States

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Inferno

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse

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TV Series

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

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

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Wer will, der kann!

Thames Tug

Youth Takes a Stand

Segundos Fatais

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • Shah of Persia and Princess Soraya flee to Baghdad and Rome

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1953 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani
  3. Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight') - Frank Chacksfield
  4. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland
  5. Ron Goodwin - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')

Books

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

The Dark Angel

By: Mika Waltari

The sweeping, powerful story of the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank ...

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Kiss Me Again, Stranger

By: Daphne du Maurier

Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

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Golden Admiral

By: Francis Van Wyck Mason

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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