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Wednesday 26 May 1954

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Janis Cole and Marian Gold. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes by Harold L. Ickes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vampira Show.
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TV Series

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

Justice

Starring: William Prince, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Public Defender

Written by: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon

Starring: Reed Hadley

Country: United States

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Waterfront

Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Stories of the Century

Starring: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Earl Bennett, Freddy Morgan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Country: United States

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The High and the Mighty

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day

Country: United States

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Johnny Guitar

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge

Country: United States

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Three Coins in the Fountain

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters

Country: United States

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River of No Return

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1954 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janis Cole: Canadian film maker who works in team with Holly Dale, renowned for their documentaries.
  • Marian Gold: German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alphaville).
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Kaye Ballard
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clinton W. Murchison -- May 24, 1954
  • Life: Dawn Addams

Books

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

The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes

By: Harold L. Ickes

The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes, Volume III: the Lowering Clouds 1939-1941 [Hardcover] Harold L. Ickes (Author)

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The Night Of The Hunter

By: Davis Grubb

The bestselling, National Book Award–finalist novel that inspired Charles Laughton’s expressionist horror classic starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Two young children, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised alone by

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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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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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