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Sunday 17 May 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Sullivan in Pasadena and Yoko Shimada. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Corpus Of Joe Bailey by Oakley Hall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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TV Series

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

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Bellissima

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Yanks and Browns use record 41 players in a game
  • Patty Berg wins LPGA Reno Golf Open.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Dressy denim fashion
  • Time: Vinoba, as he is known to millions, was a trusted and faithful disciple of the late Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Life: Masai warrior Africa

Books

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

Corpus Of Joe Bailey

By: Oakley Hall

Corpus Of Joe Bailey, by Oakley Hall, Viking Press 1953, Hardcover.

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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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Angel Unaware

By: Dale Evans Rogers

Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed that Robin was born with Down's

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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