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Thursday 18 June 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raimo Aas and Jerome Smith. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Dream Wife, directed by Sidney Sheldon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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Julius Caesar

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason

Country: United States

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Pickup on South Street

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 June 1953 ?

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
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  • Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits and Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
  • USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
  • US Air Force C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo, Japan, killing 129 servicemen.
  • Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president.
  • The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished.

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

A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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The Silent World

By: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

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Zorba The Greek

By: Nikos Kazantzakis

A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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