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Thursday 19 August 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tim Hagans and Oscar Larrauri. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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 Red Skelton Revue.
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TV Series

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

Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

The Tony Martin Show

Starring: Tony Martin

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney

Country: United States

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Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Facts:
  • Ralph J Bunche is named undersecretary of United Nations.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Basutoland
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gina Lollobrigida -- Aug. 16, 1954
  • Life: Cowboy and son

Books

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

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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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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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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A Wreath For The Enemy

By: Pamela Frankau

'In my youth...I had an overwhelming passion to be like other people. Other people were a whole romantic race, miles beyond my reach.

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