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Thursday 8 May 1952

1952-05-08

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, 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.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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The Narrow Margin

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White

Country: United States

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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

TV Series

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

Broadway Television Theatre

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Melville Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Truex

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruno Delaye: French diplomat, who served as Ambassador to Togo (1991-1992), Mexico (1994-2000), Greece (2003-2007), Spain (2007-2012), and Brazil (2012-2013).
  • Peter McNab: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster.
  • Charles J Camarda in New York City: New York, USA; PhD/astronaut.
  • Beth Henley in Jackson: Mississippi, USA; actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker).
  • Philippe Jeantot: French former deep sea diver, who achieved recognition as a sailor for long-distance, single-handed racing and record-setting.
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Famous Deaths:
  • William Fox: Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer founded the Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952).
Facts:
  • Of Thee I Sing opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Shuffle Along opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Mad Magazine debuts.

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Diana Lynn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Daniel F. Malan -- May 5, 1952
  • Esquire

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

Finalist for the National Book Award: This sweeping novel set in the aftermath of World War II reveals the story behind the creation of an American icon Major General Melville A.

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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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