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Tuesday 31 August 1954

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tula (model) and Robert Kocharyan. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Ugetsu, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 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 It's a Great Life.
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Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Ky, Kinuyo Tanaka

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

It's a Great Life

Written by: Dick Chevillat, Ray Singer

Starring: William Bishop, Michael O'Shea, Frances Bavier, James Dunn

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1954 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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  • WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
  • Hurricane Carol (first major named storm) hits New England, 70 die.
  • US Census Bureau is established.

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

The Healing Oath

By: Andre Soubiran


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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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The Song Of Ruth

By: Frank G. Slaughter

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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