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Monday 17 May 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Iles and Jean-Marie Bigard. 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 Song Of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter 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 17 May 1954 ?

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:
  • Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 separate but equal Plessy Vs Ferguson decision
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dawn Addams
  • Time: Special counsel for the investigation of McCarthy
  • Life: Germany

Books

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

The Song Of Ruth

By: Frank G. Slaughter

Book by Frank g slaughter

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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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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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