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Thursday 27 August 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter Stormare and Alex Lifeson. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Island in the Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while North From Malaya by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Led 3 Lives.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Island in the Sky

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel

Country: United States

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Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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The Cruel Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton

Country: United States

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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The War of the Worlds

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

I Led 3 Lives

Starring: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba

Country: United States

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Medallion Theatre

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Claude Rains

Country: United States

Summer Theatre

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

Country: United States

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1953 ?

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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Life magazine


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

North From Malaya

By: William O. Douglas

The author, an associate justice of the Supreme Court, was a traveler, mountaineer and political commentator. In this analysis, he presents a practicable master plan for a free Asia.

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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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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Kiss Me Again, Stranger

By: Daphne du Maurier

Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

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