Thursday, July 11, 2013

On This Day...

Saturday, July 11, 1953
Top News Headlines This Week:
Jul 12 - KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting   Jul 13 - J A Bruwer discovers asteroids #1658 Innes & #3284   Jul 14 - 1st natl monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver   Jul 14 - NL beats AL 5-1 in 20th All Star Game (Crosley Field Cincinnati)   Jul 14 - 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati   Jul 14 - Communist offensive in Korea  
Top Songs for 1953
I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher     Song from Moulin Rouge by Percy Faith    
You You You by Ames Brothers     Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como    
Vaya Con Dios by Les Paul & Mary Ford     No Other Love by Perry Como    
Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett     The Doggie In the Window by Patti Page    
Till I Waltz Again with You by Teresa Brewer     St. George and the Dragonet by Stan Freberg    
1953 Prices US President
Bread:  $0.16/loaf Dwight D. Eisenhower
Milk:  $0.94/gal US Vice President
Eggs:  $0.75/doz Richard M. Nixon
Car:  $1,850 Academy Award Winners
Gas:  $0.29/gal
Best Picture:From Here To Eternity
 Directed By Fred Zinnemann
Best Actor:William Holden
 in Stalag 17
Best Actress:Audrey Hepburn
 in Roman Holiday
House:  $17,400
Stamp:  $0.03/ea
Avg Income:  $4,706/yr
Min Wage:  $0.75/hr
DOW Avg:    281
People born on July 11
1953 - Leon Spinks US, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)
1899 - E B White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style)
On TV in 1953
What's My Line?    U.S. Steel Hour    Jackie Gleason Show    Omnibus    Make Room for Daddy   
Our Miss Brooks    I Love Lucy    Kukla, Fran and Ollie    The Burns and Allen Show    Dragnet   
Hot New Toys in 1953
Plastic Army Men   
Top Books in 1953
The Mirror and the Lamp by Meyer Howard Abrams     The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow    
Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark     Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin    
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