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Monday 17 August 1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Brent Thirsk and Michael Malthouse. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Satan In The Suburbs by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City

Starring: Ben Hecht, Robert H. Harris, Gary Merrill

Movies

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

The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Brent Thirsk: British Columbia, Canada -- Astronaut (STS 78).
  • Michael Malthouse: Premiership winning Australian football coach.
  • Columba Bush: American news figure married to Jeb Bush, the son of President George Bush.
  • Judith Regan: American businesswoman, editor, publisher, writer who became embroiled in controversy and was fired by HarperCollins.
  • Mick Malthouse: Australian footballer and coach.
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Facts:
  • Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Hollywood sisters
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christian A. Herter -- Aug. 17, 1953
  • Life: Irish fashions

Books

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

Satan In The Suburbs

By: Bertrand Russell

Orange cover Penguin, age spotting to white cover panels. Unbroken spine, light edge wear. Tight lightly tanned pages

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North From Malaya

By: William O. Douglas

The author, an associate justice of the Supreme Court, was a traveler, mountaineer and political commentator. In this analysis, he presents a practicable master plan for a free Asia.

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Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

By: Walt Kelly

Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

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Kiss Me Again, Stranger

By: Daphne du Maurier

Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

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