Wednesday September 16, 1953

US date format: 9/16/1953, UK date format: 16/9/1953

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 16, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Nancy Huston and Manuel Pellegrini. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Donovan's Brain, directed by Felix E. Feist, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Make Room for Daddy.
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Movies

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Donovan's Brain

Donovan's Brain

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Starring: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Conquest of Cochise

Conquest of Cochise

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Rico Alaniz

Torch Song

Torch Song

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young, Marjorie Rambeau

Laughing Anne

Laughing Anne

Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Starring: Wendell Corey, Margaret Lockwood, Forrest Tucker, Ronald Shiner

The Man Between

The Man Between

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Rags To Riches

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Look At That Girl
  2. - I Believe
  3. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  4. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  5. - Let's Walk That-A-Way

TV Series

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Make Room for Daddy

Make Room for Daddy

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Excursion

Excursion

Directed by: Martin Grof

The Broken Horseshoe

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

Person to Person

Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States of America

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

Starring: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl

Country: United States of America

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Books

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The Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams

The Unconquered

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No dust jacket, clean tight copy

A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler

A House Is Not A Home

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Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice

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The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank …

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin

Beyond This Place

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novel of crime and passion

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

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Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can


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