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Thursday 23 July 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claude Barzotti and Leonardo Ferragamo. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Master of Ballantrae, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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Movies

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The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

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Arrowhead

Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith

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Dangerous Crossing

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz

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Gun Belt

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: George Montgomery, Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott, John Dehner

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So This Is Love

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Merv Griffin, Joan Weldon, Walter Abel

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TV Series

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The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

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Pentagon U.S.A.

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Three Steps to Heaven

Rhyme and Rhythm

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
Famous Birthdays:
  • Claude Barzotti: Belgian multilingual singer, best known for his rendition of the hit song, "Madame," in 1980.
  • Leonardo Ferragamo: Italian noted family, the fifth child and second son of Salvatore and Wanda Ferragamo.
  • Najib Razak: Politician.
  • Graham Gooch: English cricketer and coach.
  • Bob Hilton: American game show host and announcer.
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Facts:
  • Howard Hawks's musical film ''Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'', starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.
  • Fidel Castro and his brother lead a disastrous assault on the Moncada Barracks, preliminary to the Cuban Revolution.
  • The Short Creek Raid is carried out on a polygynous Mormon sect in Arizona.

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Books

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Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

By: Walt Kelly

Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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The Rommel Papers

By: B.H. Liddell Hart

When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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