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Friday 19 March 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Falcone and Herman José. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. La Ronde, directed by Max Ophls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Death Of Kings by Charles Wertenbaker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Public Defender.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Beat the Devil

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

Country: United States

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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The Naked Jungle

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer

Country: United States

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The Glenn Miller Story

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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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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The Pinky Lee Show

Starring: Pinky Lee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 March 1954 ?

  • Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
  • Saint Landoald
  • Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
  • Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
  • Mojoday in Discordianism
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pierre Falcone: French businessman, the Chairman of Pierson Capital Group with activities in real estate development, transportation infrastructure and oil services in Africa, Latin America and China.
  • Herman José: Portuguese-born humorist known mainly in Portugal for his television appearances, he is the son of a Portuguese woman and a German man.
  • Indu Shahani: Indian educator.
  • Cho Kwang-Rae: South Korean football manager.
  • Jill Abramson: American journalist and author.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs. Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.
  • Weekes, Worrell and Walcott complete tons in innings versus England.

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Life magazine


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

The Death Of Kings

By: Charles Wertenbaker

First Edition, First Print, dj in poor condition, intact but soiled and small tears, pages lightly tone and in very good condition, great book!!

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The Man Who Never Was

By: Ewen Montagu

The Man Who Never Was, first published in 1954, is a fascinating account of the ingenious Second World War counter-intelligence plot by the British Intelligence service known as "Operation Mincemeat."

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Beyond This Place

By: A.J. Cronin

novel of crime and passion

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Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

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