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Saturday 24 April 1954

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Captain Sensible [Raymond Burns] in Balham and Mumia Abu-Jamal. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Rainbow On The Road by Esther Forbes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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TV Series

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

Justice

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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Waterfront

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Captain Sensible [Raymond Burns] in Balham: London, England; rocker ("Women and Captains First").
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal: American journalist on Pennsylvania's death-row in prison, 2001, who claims to have been falsely convicted of shooting and killing police officer Faulkner on 12/09/1981, 3:52 AM, Philadelphia.
  • Ray Burns: British musician and comedian known as the zany "Captain Sensible.
  • Jack Blades: American bass player and songwriter (Night Ranger Rubicon Damn Yankees and Tak Matsumoto Group).
  • Sensible: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Damned and Dead Men Walking).
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Facts:
  • 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • Australia and the USSR break diplomatic relations
  • WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • First American, civilian pilot, P R Holden, wounded in Indochina.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Hbomb test
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry P. Van Dusen -- Apr. 19, 1954
  • Life: Subteen styles

Books

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

Rainbow On The Road

By: Esther Forbes

Hard cover book.

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The Spider King

By: Lawrence Schoonover

The young Prince was hated by his father, his powerful cousin, and challenged by a personal foe known only to his wife, his priest, and his alchemist.This

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Night Of The Hunter

By: Davis Grubb

The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by

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