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Friday 21 August 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phillip Salvador and Dominique Senequier. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while India And The Awakening East by Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the best selling books.
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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

Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City

Starring: Ben Hecht, Robert H. Harris, Gary Merrill

Movies

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

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Facts:
  • Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
  • Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record altitude 25,370m.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hollywood sisters
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christian A. Herter -- Aug. 17, 1953
  • Life: Irish fashions

Books

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

India And The Awakening East

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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You Shall Know Them

By: Rita Vercors

Vintage 1953 hardcover lacking its dustjacket. Book itself is in great shape, clean, fresh, no markings. Spine faded. Our Family will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined,

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