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Friday 18 June 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William Beard and Richard Gladu. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Caine Mutiny, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
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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 this week ?

The Caine Mutiny

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jos Ferrer, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Man with a Million

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire

Country: United States

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Them!

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon

Country: United States

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Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Perrault

Country: United States

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Hobson's Choice

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 June 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
Famous Birthdays:
  • William Beard: Rock drummer (Face To Face).
  • Richard Gladu: American father of Stephani Gladu who was conceived by artificial insemination, with his sperm, but without his permission.
  • Jennifer : French disco singer, known for her hit single "Do it for me" in 1976.
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Facts:
  • Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.
  • The world's first atomic power station opens at Obninsk, near Moscow.
  • The Common Nordic Labor Market Act comes into effect.
  • The United States officially begins using the international unit of the nautical mile, equal to 6,076.11549nbspft. or 1,852 meters.
  • Food rationing in Great Britain ends with the lifting of restrictions on sale and purchase of meat, 14 years after it began early in World War II and nearly a decade after the war's end.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: California look fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Robert Oppenheimer -- June 14, 1954
  • Life: Arctic barrens

Books

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

Forty Plus And Fancy Free

By: Emily Kimbrough

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

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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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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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A Time To Love And A Time To Die

By: Erich Maria Remarque

From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front.

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