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Sunday 16 May 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Janet Maw and [Dafydd] Rhys Williams in Saskatoon. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Le Plaisir, directed by Max Ophls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Man Who Never Was by Ewen Montagu was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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TV Series

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

Justice

Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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Waterfront

Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Beat the Devil

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

Country: United States

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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The Naked Jungle

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1954?

  • Life: Germany
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Chou En-lai -- May 10, 1954
  • Life: Milliondollar album stamps

Books

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

The Man Who Never Was

By: Ewen Montagu

The Man Who Never Was, first published in 1954, is a fascinating account of the ingenious Second World War counter-intelligence plot by the British Intelligence service known as "Operation Mincemeat."

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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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The Desperate Hours

By: Joseph Hayes

A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

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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.

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