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Thursday 23 July 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on July 23, 1953). 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. From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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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What the sky looked like on 23 July 1953

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Movies

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Country: United States

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Piel canela

Directed by: Juan José Ortega

Starring: Sara Montiel, Manolo Fábregas, Ramón Gay, Felipe de Alba

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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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TV Series

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

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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 23, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1953 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frankie Laine - I Believe
  2. Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight') - Frank Chacksfield
  3. The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani
  4. I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland
  5. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me - Muriel Smith

Books

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

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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In The Wet

By: Nevil Shute

It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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Angel Unaware

By: Dale Evans Rogers

Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed that Robin was born with Down's

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