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Saturday 21 August 1954

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Berenyi and Humbert Balsan. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Song Of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mickey Rooney Show.
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TV Series

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

The Mickey Rooney Show

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

Country: United States

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Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney

Country: United States

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Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1954 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruce Berenyi: American pro athlete, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds Baseball franchise and later with the New York Mets.
  • Humbert Balsan: French film producer and chairman of the European Film Academy.
  • Chip Coffey: American psychic who appears as a medium on various paranormal television programs, primarily "Paranormal State" and "Psychic Kids.
  • Archie Griffin: American football player, the first two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy and three-time All-American between 1973 and 1975.
  • Didier Six: French international football/soccer player, who played as a winger and earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1954?

  • Life: Basutoland
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gina Lollobrigida -- Aug. 16, 1954
  • Life: Cowboy and son

Books

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

The Song Of Ruth

By: Frank G. Slaughter

Book by Frank g slaughter

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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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Animals, Men And Myths

By: Richard Lewinsohn

351 pages. Illustrated. A history of this restless planets beats, birds and other inhabitants, concurrent with a history of mankind.

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Forty Plus And Fancy Free

By: Emily Kimbrough

Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

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