Sunday August 16, 1953

US date format: 8/16/1953, UK date format: 16/8/1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart 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 This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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I Vitelloni

I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

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

Country: United States of America

Plunder of the Sun

Plunder of the Sun

Directed by: John Farrow

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

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

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

Country: United States of America

Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

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

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Directed by: Don Weis

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

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Historical Events

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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

Events

  • KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  3. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  4. - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')

TV Series

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The Broken Horseshoe

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

Wer will, der kann!

Wer will, der kann!

Thames Tug

Thames Tug

Youth Takes a Stand

Youth Takes a Stand

Segundos Fatais

Segundos Fatais

Magazine Covers

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Books

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This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow

This I Believe

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Second series of 80 modern and 20 immortal "This I believe" Edward R. Murrow pieces.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly

Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

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Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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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

The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener

The Bridges At Toko-Ri

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In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air


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