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Sunday 31 May 1953

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabio Concato and Pirkka-Pekka Petelius. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Julius Caesar, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candid Camera.
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TV Series

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

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Tonight!

Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Julius Caesar

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason

Country: United States

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Pickup on South Street

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Young Bess

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Bellissima

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Facts:
  • WSUN TV channel 38 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Lebanese President Camille Shamun disbands government.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1953 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Limelight (Terry's Theme) - Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alcide de Gasperi -- May 25, 1953
  • Life: Arts in Midwest

Books

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

Major Campaign Speeches

By: Adlai Stevenson

US History & Politics, American History & Studies, Non-Fiction

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In The Wet

By: Nevil Shute

It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.

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The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe

By: David Dodge

308 page hard cover book on traveling Europe on a tight budget.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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