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Friday 19 June 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Larry Dunn [Dunhill] and Larry Dunn. 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 This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow 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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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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Tonight!

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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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 June 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Albert W Dent is elected president of National Health Council.
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1953?

  • Life: Quen Elizabeth Coronation
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mickey Mantle -- June 15, 1953
  • Life: Roy Campanella

Books

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

This I Believe

By: Edward R. Murrow

Second series of 80 modern and 20 immortal "This I believe" Edward R. Murrow pieces.

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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Major Campaign Speeches

By: Adlai Stevenson

US History & Politics, American History & Studies, Non-Fiction

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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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