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Friday 24 July 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Grogan and Guy Savoy. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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TV Series

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

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Tonight!

Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steve Grogan: NFL quarterback (New England Patriots).
  • Guy Savoy: French chef, who is the Head Chef and owner of the eponymous Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris and sister restaurant in Las Vegas, both of which have gained multiple Michelin stars.
  • Julian Brazier: English captain and politician.
  • Jon Faddis: American trumpet player composer and conductor.
  • Claire McCaskill: American lawyer and politician.
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Facts:
  • KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1953?

  • Life: Kennedy and Bouvier
  • Time: Chief of NKVD, Russia's secret police
  • Life: Conquest of Everest

Books

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

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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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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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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Call Me Lucky

By: Bing Crosby

Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of the definitive Bing biography by Gary Giddins, here is "a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences that is as warm and witty as any

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