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Friday 26 June 1953

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 26, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Davi and Peter Neubaecker. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strictly Personal.
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What the sky looked like on 26 June 1953

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Movies

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The Band Wagon

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Country: United States

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Country: United States

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Houdini

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

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The Last Posse

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix

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The Kid from Left Field

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges

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TV Series

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

Strictly Personal

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KLAS-TV 8 News Now

Old American Barn Dance

Summer Theatre

Starring: Vincent Price, Joan Leslie, Virginia Farmer, Lillian Albertson

Country: United States

The Wonderful John Acton

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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:
  • Robert Davi: American actor singer and director.
  • 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.
  • James Anderson: Writer.
  • Ralph Ezell: Union, Mississippi -- Singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South).
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 26, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

By: Walt Kelly

Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

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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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Zorba The Greek

By: Nikos Kazantzakis

A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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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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