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Friday 23 April 1954

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Moore and Tony Atlas. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. River of No Return, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Beat the Devil

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

Country: United States

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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The Naked Jungle

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer

Country: United States

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The Glenn Miller Story

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1954 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Moore: American filmmaker and provocateur, Moore came to public attention in 1989 with his first documentary, "Roger and Me," about the financial impact on Moore's hometown and surrounding area when General Motors closed down a plant.
  • Tony Atlas: American bodybuilder and wrestler.
  • Stephen Dalton: English air marshal.
  • Lucinda Jenney: American actress.
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Life magazine


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

The Desperate Hours

By: Joseph Hayes

A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

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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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Rainbow On The Road

By: Esther Forbes

Hard cover book.

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The Man Who Never Was

By: Ewen Montagu

The Man Who Never Was, first published in 1954, is a fascinating account of the ingenious Second World War counter-intelligence plot by the British Intelligence service known as "Operation Mincemeat."

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