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Thursday 3 January 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gianfranco Fini and Mel Hampton. Room for One More, directed by Norman Taurog, 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 ?

Room for One More

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle

Country: United States

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton

Country: United States

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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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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 3 January 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gianfranco Fini: Italian politician with MSI from 1979, after working as a professional journalist.
  • Mel Hampton: American minor actor and stuntman in films.
  • Adair Lara: American newspaper columnist and bookwriter, a twin, born second with the first one born at 7 AM according to the article quoted in the source notes.
  • Jim Ross: Wrestler.
  • Esperanza Aguirre: Spanish civil servant and politician 3rd President of the Community of Madrid.
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Facts:
  • Dragnet with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • Australia beats West Indies by one wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, last stand 38.

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 powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World War II, telling the story of two British ships and their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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Melville Goodwin, Usa

By: John Marquand

London published Fiction

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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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Videogames

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