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Wednesday 2 April 1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Kent Massey and Dan Halldorson in Winnipeg. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Death Valley Days.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Los olvidados

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Alfonso Meja, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda

Country: United States

Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Love Is Better Than Ever

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Larry Parks, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Death Valley Days

Starring: Stanley Andrews

Country: United States

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The Unexpected

Starring: Herbert Marshall

Country: United States

Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Starring: Pamela Brown, Dorothy Gordon, Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall

Country: United Kingdom

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The Continental

Starring: Renzo Cesana

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 April 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joseph Kent Massey: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Soling yachter (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Dan Halldorson in Winnipeg: Manitoba, Canada; Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup).
  • Pat Drummond: Australian singer-songwriter.
  • Charles Courson: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France and a former 'rapporteur', current vice-president and prominent member of its Finance Commission.
  • Thierry Le Luron: French entertainer, impersonator, and humorist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bernard F Lyot: French astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at age 55.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1952 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Be Anything (But Be Mine) - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  2. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Blue Tango

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Books

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

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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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A novel as large as its theme - which is the War at Sea; as deep as its setting - the whole Atlantic; as human as the men who fought the packs of U-boats to bring the convoys through.

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Melville Goodwin, Usa

By: John Marquand

Excerpt from Melville Goodwin, USAThere Could Always Be a Palace Revolution But Don't Quote the General Personally Time to Meet the Gang.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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The President'S Lady

By: Irving Stone

In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."

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