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Friday 26 June 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Anderson and Ralph Ezell. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 Billy Bean and His Funny Machine.
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TV Series

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

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Coke Time

Starring: Eddie Fisher, Fred Robbins, Lou Crosby, Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra

Country: United States

Ethel and Albert

Written by: Peggy Lynch

Starring: Peggy Lynch, Alan Bunce

Country: United States

Movies

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

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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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Directed by: Eugne Louri

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Anderson: Writer.
  • Ralph Ezell: Union, Mississippi -- Singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South).
  • Peter Neubaecker: German musicologist (music of the spheres), constructor of musical instruments, professional astrologer, publisher: With his business of Verlag Peter Neubaecker, he produced graphic planetary calendars and ascendant watches.
  • Robert Davi: American actor singer and director.
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Facts:
  • KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Russian Vice Premier / Interior Minister Beria arrested
  • Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Graduations
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lyndon B. Johnson -- June 22, 1953
  • Life: Quen Elizabeth Coronation

Books

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

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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My Island Home

By: James Norman Hall

Stated first edition bound in tan and green cloth with with dark green lettering. B&W photo illustrations, 374 pages. A VG+ copy in a VG dust jacket.

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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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