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Sunday 24 October 1954

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jaap J Feenstra and Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Starring: Walt Disney

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Summer Interlude

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin

Country: United States

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White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1954?

  • Life: Political campaigns
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clifford Case, Jr. -- Oct. 18, 1954
  • Life: Conquest of K2

Books

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

Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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Call To Greatness

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

a challenge to greatness by a great man

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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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The Remarkable Mr. Jerome

By: Anita Leslie

"The life and times of Leonard Jerome, Sir Winston Churchill's American grandfather"

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