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Wednesday 27 October 1954

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Takis Candilis and Thierry Tour d'Artaise. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Healing Oath by Andre Soubiran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
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TV Series

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Starring: Walt Disney

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Country: United States

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December Bride

Written by: Parke Levy

Starring: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Vise

Starring: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Lineup

Starring: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Summer Interlude

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin

Country: United States

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White Christmas

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Carmen Jones

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Takis Candilis: French television producer and program director; the President of Lagardère Entertainment since 2010.
  • Thierry Tour d'Artaise: French businessman, who serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe SEB, a large French consortium that produces small appliances.
  • Jan Duursema: American comic book artist.
  • Mike Kelley: American artist (d. 2012).
  • Chris Tavaré: English cricketer and biologist.
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Facts:
  • B O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general in USAF
  • President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem
  • WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • The ABC TV network airs the first Disneyland TV show, on Wednesday night, 7:30 to 8:30. The first episode is titled The Disneyland Story. Approximately 30.8 million American viewers watch the show.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1954?

  • Life: Big 10 look fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Billy Graham -- Oct. 25, 1954
  • Life: Political campaigns

Books

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

The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran

THE HEALING OATH, HARDCOVER, BY ANDRE SOUBIRAN, G.P PUTMAN'S SONS, 376 PAGES

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Macarthur -- 1941-1951

By: and John Chamberlain

Hardcover Book

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Away All Boats

By: Kenneth Dodson

A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

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The Mind Alive

By: Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet

1954. First Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.., 333 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (Dark Green Hardcover with gold lettering spine). The

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