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Thursday 17 June 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Linn-Baker in Saint Louis and Len Davies. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Caine Mutiny, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Cell 2455 Death Row by Caryl Chessman was one of the best selling books.
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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 this week ?

The Caine Mutiny

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jos Ferrer, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Man with a Million

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire

Country: United States

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Them!

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon

Country: United States

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Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Perrault

Country: United States

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Hobson's Choice

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Facts:
  • CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co)
  • Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: California look fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Robert Oppenheimer -- June 14, 1954
  • Life: Arctic barrens

Books

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

Cell 2455 Death Row

By: Caryl Chessman

In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of

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Pictures From An Institution

By: Randall Jarrell

Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women’s college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits.

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The Gipsy In The Parlour

By: Margery Sharp

Size: 5 ½ x 8 (approximately)Pages: 247 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket

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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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