Happy Birthday Diehard! 4/17


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Aug 18, 2002
You have been MIA since 2/23/04 sure hope all is going well in your life!
Have a wonderful Birthday!
Taking you back to 1953!

Friday, April 17, 1953
Top News Headlines This Week:
Apr 17 - Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium Apr 18 - "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances Apr 19 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open Apr 19 - WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting Apr 20 - 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 Apr 23 - General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
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 April 17
1894 - Nikita S Khrushchev Soviet leader (1953-64)
1923 - Harry Reasoner Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)
1951 - Olivia Hussey Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile)

On TV in 1953
This Is Your Life I Married Joan The Milton Berle Show The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show The Jackie Gleason Show
General Electric Theatre The Buick Circus Hour Private Secretary The Life of Riley Our Miss Brooks

Hot New Toys in 1953
Plastic Army Men

Top Books in 1953
The Mirror and the Lamp by Meyer Howard Abrams Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

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