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Monday 16 August 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. 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. Dawn at Socorro, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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Movies

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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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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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King Richard and the Crusaders

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

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TV Series

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Toi et moi

Directed by: Not specifed

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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

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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
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Cameron: Canadian film director.
  • George Galloway: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament beginning with the General Election on June 11, 1987.
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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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

THE HEALING OATH, HARDCOVER, BY ANDRE SOUBIRAN, G.P PUTMAN'S SONS, 376 PAGES

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Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

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