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Monday 20 July 1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Shaughnessy and Tom Friedman. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Directed by: Eugne Louri

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dan Shaughnessy: American sports writer.
  • Tom Friedman: American journalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Friedman is the author of several books on political, economic and cultural issuess.
  • Marcia Hines: American singer who emigrated to Australia at age 16 to join the cast of the musical, "Hair" unaware that she was pregnant at the time.
  • Rocco Mattioli: Italian boxer, a world champion in 1977.
  • Theodore Prostakoff: American piano prodigy.
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Facts:
  • USSR / Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Kennedy and Bouvier
  • Time: Chief of NKVD, Russia's secret police
  • Life: Conquest of Everest

Books

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

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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My Island Home

By: James Norman Hall

Book by James Norman Hall

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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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