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Monday 16 August 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Cameron and George Galloway. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Never Victorious, Never Defeated by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Country: United States

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Dawn at Socorro

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

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The Black Knight

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

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The Beachcomber

Directed by: Muriel Box

Starring: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Toi et moi

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Gamble on Love

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Center Stage

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1954 ?

  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Cameron: Canadian film director.
  • George Galloway: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament beginning with the General Election on June 11, 1987.
  • Stieg Larsson: Writer.
  • Joshua Bolten: American political aide, named Chief of Staff on March 28, 2006 by President George W. Bush to succeed Andrew Card.
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  • Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
  • 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
  • The first edition of Sports Illustrated is published.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1954 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Shake, Rattle, and Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra - Cara Mia
  2. Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen
  3. Three Coins In The Fountain - Frank Sinatra
  4. Perry Como - Idle Gossip
  5. Doris Day - Secret Love


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

Never Victorious, Never Defeated

By: Taylor Caldwell

Personal Name: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Main Title: Never victorious, never defeated. Published/Created: New York, McGraw-Hill [1954] Description: 549 p. 21 cm.

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The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran


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The Mind Alive

By: Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

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A Child Of The Century

By: Ben Hecht

Book by Hecht, Ben

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