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Monday 24 May 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bob Knepper and Mitch Kupchak. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Country: United States

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The High and the Mighty

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day

Country: United States

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Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1954 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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  • 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
  • Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
  • First rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico, USA.
  • German airline Lufthansa forms.
  • IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.

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

The Desperate Hours

By: Joseph Hayes

A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

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Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

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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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But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

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