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Wednesday 18 August 1954

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Umberto Guidoni and Angela Dimitriou. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Dawn at Socorro, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Never Victorious, Never Defeated by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Toi et moi.
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Movies

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Dawn at Socorro

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

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The Black Knight

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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King Richard and the Crusaders

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

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TV Series

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Toi et moi

Directed by: Not specifed

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Gamble on Love

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Center Stage

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Umberto Guidoni: Italian astronaut; one of two astronauts who participated in the failed shuttle mission of 2/22/1996.
  • Angela Dimitriou: Greek singer.
  • Laura Bernieri: American script writer, producer and distributor of independent films, Bernieri is an entertainment entrepreneur.
  • Gregg Leakes: Reality Star.
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Facts:
  • James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting

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Books

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Never Victorious, Never Defeated

By: Taylor Caldwell

Personal Name: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Main Title: Never victorious, never defeated. Published/Created: New York, McGraw-Hill [1954] Description: 549 p. 21 cm.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

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