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Thursday 30 April 1953

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Merrill Osmond in Ogden and Merrill Osmond. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Desert Rats, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The White Rabbit by Bruce Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coke Time.
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TV Series

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

Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Desert Rats

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton

Country: United States

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Shane

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

Country: United States

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House of Wax

Directed by: Andre de Toth

Starring: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk

Country: United States

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Invaders from Mars

Directed by: William Cameron Menzies

Starring: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 April 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
  • LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
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Facts:
  • Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League.
  • In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1953?

  • Life: Queen Elizabeth
  • Time: Test pilot Bill Bridgeman
  • Life: Marlon Brando

Books

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

The White Rabbit

By: Bruce Marshall

It became a bestseller, garnered sterling critical reviews, and inspired a film: this harrowing story of a captured British agent in World War Two, his refusal to crack under horrific torture,

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The Sign Of Jonas

By: Thomas Merton

Begun five years after he entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Sign of Jonas is an extraordinary view of Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, and it serves

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Far From Customary Skies

By: Warren Eyster

Bantam MM paperback as shown, 1st printing, 1955.

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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