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Friday 8 August 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kat Duff and Robin Quivers. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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 Masquerade Party.
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Movies

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

Full House

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain

Country: United States

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The Big Sky

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt

Country: United States

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Sudden Fear

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame

Country: United States

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Ivanhoe

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

Country: United States

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Les Enfants Terribles

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Nicole Stphane, Edouard Dermithe, Rene Cosima

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Masquerade Party

Starring: Ilka Chase, Peter Donald, Ogden Nash, Buff Cobb

Country: United States

Mister Peepers

Written by: David Swift

Starring: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Country: United States

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The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States

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I've Got a Secret

Written by: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman

Starring: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Country: United States

My Little Margie

Written by: Frank Fox

Starring: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kat Duff: American pro astrologer, the author of "The Alchemy of Illness," a personal and philosophical exploration of the transformative process of healing through illness.
  • Robin Quivers: American radio personality and author, co-host of Howard Stern’s nationally syndicated radio and cable television show.
  • Philippe Varin: French engineer (Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines) and businessman, CEO of automotive company PSA Peugeot Citroën, Varin gave up his supplementary retirement allocation (21 millions euros) on 27 November 2013.
  • Anton Fig: South African-American drummer (Spider Frehley's Comet and Booker T. & the M.G.
  • Jostein Gaarder: Norwegian author.
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Facts:
  • Syngman Ree re-elected President of South-Korea

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Adlai Stevenson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Philip Murray -- Aug. 4, 1952
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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 powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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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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