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Wednesday 26 May 1954

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 26, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marian Gold and Janis Cole. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Yellow Tomahawk, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Center Stage.
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Movies

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The Yellow Tomahawk

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr., Warner Anderson

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Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States

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Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Country: United States

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Elephant Walk

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

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Witness to Murder

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

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TV Series

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Center Stage

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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Fast and Loose

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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On the Boardwalk with Paul Whiteman

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marian Gold: German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alphaville).
  • Janis Cole: Canadian film maker who works in team with Holly Dale, renowned for their documentaries.
  • Alan Hollinghurst: English author and poet.
  • Denis Lebel: Canadian businessman and politician 29th Canadian Minister of Transport.
  • Danny Rolling: American convicted murderer (Born 1954).
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Facts:
  • A fire aboard the United States aircraft carrier USS Bennington off Narragansett Bay kills 103 crewmen.
  • Robert Menzies's government is re-elected for a 4th term in Australia.
  • Creation and first meeting of the Bilderberg Group.

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Books

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Bless This House

By: Norah Lofts

The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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Never Victorious, Never Defeated

By: Taylor Caldwell

Personal Name: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Main Title: Never victorious, never defeated. Published/Created: New York, McGraw-Hill [1954] Description: 549 p. 21 cm.

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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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