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Thursday 21 October 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Uller Gscheidel and Michael Swango. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Soldier Of Fortune by Ernest Kellogg Gann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Starring: Walt Disney

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Summer Interlude

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin

Country: United States

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White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1954 ?

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:
  • Uller Gscheidel: German pro astrologer, an educator and editor of alternative city magazines in Berlin.
  • Michael Swango: American serial killer by poison, alleged to have killed around 60 people worldwide though the exact number is unknown.
  • Brian Tobin: Canadian journalist and politician 6th Premier of Newfoundland.
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Facts:
  • Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Political campaigns
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clifford Case, Jr. -- Oct. 18, 1954
  • Life: Conquest of K2

Books

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

Soldier Of Fortune

By: Ernest Kellogg Gann

This book will hold you from first to last with its break-neck pace and heavy adventure. A beautiful and unusual love story contributes vitally to the constantly mounting suspense.

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The White And The Gold

By: Thomas B. Costain

This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama

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The Journal Of Edwin Carp

By: Richard Haydn

If you've ever wondered just what goes on in the mind of that marvelously comical character actor Richard Haydn, you won't believe what you are about to read: his only book.

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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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