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Sunday 17 October 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Susan Stroman and Carlos Buhler. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Healing Oath by Andre Soubiran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Halls of Ivy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Project XX

Starring: Alexander Scourby

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1954 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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  • Philadelphia Eagles' Adrian Burk passes for seven touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-21).

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

The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran


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The Wicked Pavilion

By: Dawn Powell

The “Wicked Pavilion” of the title is the Café Julien, where everybody who is anybody goes to recover from failed love affairs and to pursue new ones, to cadge money, to

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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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Forty Plus And Fancy Free

By: Emily Kimbrough

Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

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