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Friday 20 August 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Al Roker and Theresa Saldana. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Dawn at Socorro, directed by George Sherman, 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 Toi et moi.
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Movies

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Dawn at Socorro

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

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The Black Knight

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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King Richard and the Crusaders

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

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TV Series

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Toi et moi

Directed by: Not specifed

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Gamble on Love

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Center Stage

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

Crime on Our Hands

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 1954 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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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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The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran

THE HEALING OATH, HARDCOVER, BY ANDRE SOUBIRAN, G.P PUTMAN'S SONS, 376 PAGES

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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