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Sunday 16 May 1954

US date format: 5/16/1954, UK date format: 16/5/1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include [Dafydd] Rhys Williams in Saskatoon and Janet Maw. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while But We Were Born Free by Elmer Holmes Davis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast and Loose.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States

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Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Monster from the Ocean Floor

Directed by: Wyott Ordung

Starring: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

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Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Country: United States

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The Miami Story

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Luther Adler, John Baer, Adele Jergens

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TV Series

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Fast and Loose

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Running Wild

Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Art Linkletter and the Kids

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

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The Windmill Family

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janet Maw: Actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge).
  • [Dafydd] Rhys Williams in Saskatoon: Saskatchewan, Canada; MD/astronaut (STS 90).
  • Daniel Goossens: French cartoonist, who has worked for the magazines Pionniers, Pilote, Fluide Glacial, Le Petit Psikopat Illustré and Rigolo.
  • Cliff Kincaid: American editor of the AIM Report, a twice-monthly newsletter published by Accuracy in Media, a non-profit news media watchdog.
  • Dafydd Williams: Canadian physician and astronaut.
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Famous Deaths:
  • WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Ted Williams gets eight hits in first game (designated hitter) since breaking collarbone.
  • Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open.

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Planetary positions on May 16, 1954 - Geocentric view

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But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

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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 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.

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The Conquest Of Everest

By: Sir John Hunt

This book is about climbing Mount Everest and is an attractive book bound specifically for collectors looking for handsome editions for a library.

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