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Wednesday 21 October 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Caffey and Eleonora Giorgi. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Big Heat, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Adventures Of Augie March by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The United States Steel Hour.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Man Behind the Badge

Starring: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose

Country: United States

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Winky-Dink and You

Written by: Harry W. Prichett, Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Starring: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

Country: United States

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Topper

Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Country: United States

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The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Big Heat

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando

Country: United States

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Mogambo

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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The Robe

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature

Country: United States

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Island in the Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charlotte Caffey: American guitarist and songwriter in the pop music band called the Go-Gos.
  • Eleonora Giorgi: Italian actress, screenwriter and film director, who made her film debut in a minor role in Paolo Cavara's horror film Black Belly of the Tarantula (1970) and subsequently appeared in nearly fifty films, including Domenico Paolella's Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), Salvatore Samperi's La sbandata (1974), Pasquale Festa Campanile's Conviene far bene l'amore (U.
  • Eric Faulkner: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bay City Rollers).
  • Keith Green: American singer-songwriter pianist and minister (d. 1982).
  • Marc Johnson: American bassist composer and bandleader.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Age of mammals
  • Time: School Superintendent
  • Life: Bare backs fashion

Books

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

The Adventures Of Augie March

By: Saul Bellow

“The Adventures of Augie March is the great American Novel. Search no further.” –Martin Amis As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this novel by the great Saul Bellow was

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Father, Dear Father

By: Ludwig Bemelmans

About a European trip which Bemelmans took with his thirteen-year-old daughter, Barbara, and her digest-sized poodle, Little Bit. But Bemelmans doesn't just "take a trip" - ever: he ventures into the

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The Lady Of Arlington

By: Harnett T. Kane

the lady of arlington

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Beyond This Place

By: A.J. Cronin

novel of crime and passion

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