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Wednesday 2 January 1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wendy Phillips in Brooklyn and Ricky Van Shelton in Grit. Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dangerous Assignment.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori

Country: United States

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Distant Drums

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb

Country: United States

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The African Queen

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Decision Before Dawn

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade

Starring: John Rovick

Country: United States

New American Bandstand 1965

Starring: Peaches Johnson, Dick Clark

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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Facts:
  • Pal Joey opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances

Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson & His Pops Concert Orchestra
  2. Paul Weston & His Orchestra - Charmaine

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1952?

  • Esquire
  • Life: Asia special issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Groucho Marx -- Dec. 31, 1951

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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