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Wednesday 21 January 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fausto Bara and Paul Allen. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. Niagara, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Favorite Story.
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TV Series

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

The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Omnibus

Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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My Hero

Starring: Robert Cummings, Julie Bishop, John Litel

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Niagara

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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The Little World of Don Camillo

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi

Country: United States

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fausto Bara: Mexico -- Actor (Gaucho-Renegades).
  • Paul Allen: American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft.
  • Glenn Kaiser: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Resurrection Band).
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Facts:
  • John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State.
  • George Humphrey takes office as Treasury Secretary.

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

  • Life: Cabinet designates
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mamie Eisenhower -- Jan. 19, 1953
  • Life: Attire for Majorca fashion

Books

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

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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Always The Young Strangers

By: Carl Sandburg

Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with America. As a boy he played, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's reminiscence delivers a nostalgic view of small-town life and an invaluable

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Beyond The Himalayas

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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