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Thursday 26 August 1954

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Morley and Michael Chetwood. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while A Time To Love And A Time To Die by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mickey Rooney Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney

Country: United States

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Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

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Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

The Vampira Show

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1954 ?

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Time To Love And A Time To Die

By: Erich Maria Remarque

From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front.

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The Reason Why

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal

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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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But We Were Born Free

By: Elmer Holmes Davis

Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

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