Monday August 16, 1954

US date format: 8/16/1954, UK date format: 16/8/1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart 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. Dawn at Socorro, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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Dawn at Socorro

Directed by: George Sherman

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

The Black Knight

Directed by: Tay Garnett

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

Boot Polish

Directed by: Prakash Arora

Starring: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Her Twelve Men

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Robert Ryan, Barry Sullivan, Richard Haydn

The Beachcomber

Directed by: Muriel Box

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


Historical Events

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  • 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


  • Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
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Music charts

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Toi et moi

Directed by: Not specifed

Paradise Island

Directed by: Bert Glennon

Gamble on Love

The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Happy Holidays

Directed by: James Ferguson

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

The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

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.

The Song Of Ruth

By: Frank G. Slaughter

The song of Ruth;: The Bible's most beautiful heroine-the Old Testament's most memorable love story (Permabooks)

Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

The Reason Why

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal

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