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Wednesday 28 October 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Bouilleret and Lauren Tewes. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Calamity Jane, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Motorola Television Hour.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

How to Marry a Millionaire

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Calamity Jane

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

Country: United States

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The Big Heat

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Man Behind the Badge

Starring: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose

Country: United States

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Winky-Dink and You

Written by: Harry W. Prichett, Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Starring: Jack Barry, Dayton Allen, Mae Questel

Country: United States

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Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Country: United States

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The Big Picture

Starring: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Lorne Greene, William Kendall

Country: United States

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Person to Person

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 October 1953 ?

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Luc Bouilleret: French Catholic priest, who served as Bishop of Amiens from 2003 to 2013, and who was appointed Archbishop of Besançon on 10 October 2013.
  • Lauren Tewes: Trafford, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat).
  • Pierre Boivin: Canadian businessman and hockey executive.
  • Desmond Child: American songwriter and producer.
See other famous people born on 28 October
  • Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts five passes (record).

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

The Silent World

By: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

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Flying Saucers From Outer Space

By: Donald Keyhoe

The author presents the view that there are reasons to believe that flying saucers are real. The book explains the contradictions presented by some and the hope that it will help

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The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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A House Is Not A Home

By: Polly Adler

Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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