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Monday 30 August 1954

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexandre Loukachenko and Norbert Turini. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Captain Midnight.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Lewis Allen

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The Egyptian

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney

Country: United States

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Sansho the Bailiff

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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The Raid

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone

Country: United States

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Magnificent Obsession

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Captain Midnight

Starring: Richard Webb, Sid Melton

Country: United States

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The Mickey Rooney Show

Starring: Mickey Rooney, John Hubbard, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton

Country: United States

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Red Skelton Revue

Starring: David Rose and His Orchestra, Red Skelton

Country: United States

The Whistler

Starring: William Forman

Country: United States

The World of Mr. Sweeney

Starring: Kippy Franklin, Edmund Gaynes, Lydia Reed, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1954 ?

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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  • Hurricane Carol, kills 68

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

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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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Madame De Pompadour

By: Nancy Mitford

When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was

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Mary Anne

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph " Likely to rank as the author's best book."

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