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Saturday 23 May 1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dick Stellingwerf . In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Pickup on South Street, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Corpus Of Joe Bailey by Oakley Hall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Pickup on South Street

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1953 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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  • WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8.
  • US schools first use Cliff's Notes.

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Life magazine


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

Corpus Of Joe Bailey

By: Oakley Hall

Corpus Of Joe Bailey, by Oakley Hall, Viking Press 1953, Hardcover.

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The Green Man

By: Storm Jameson

London published Fiction

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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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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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