It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • The Greatest Show on EarthThe Greatest Show on Earth
    directed by Cecil B. DeMille
    starring: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton
  • Room for One MoreRoom for One More
    directed by Norman Taurog
    starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle
  • Westward the WomenWestward the Women
    directed by William A. Wellman
    starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
  • RashomonRashomon
    directed by Akira Kurosawa
    starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori
  • Distant DrumsDistant Drums
    directed by Raoul Walsh
    starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Friday, 04 January 1952 ?

Holidays
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Famous People died
Constantly Permeke Flemish: painter (Boerin), dies at age 65.
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Music Charts

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

 TIME Magazine Cover: Groucho Marx -- Dec. 31, 1951
TIME Magazine Cover: Groucho Marx -- Dec. 31, 1951

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

The Silver Chalice - Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice - Thomas B. Costain

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Books

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

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Books

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

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Books

My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

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Cunard Cruise Line More People Prefer Photo (1952)Cunard Cruise Line More People Prefer Photo (1952)
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Tums  Have Fun Without Heartburn, Indigestion (1952)Tums Have Fun Without Heartburn, Indigestion (1952)
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