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Sunday 18 May 1952

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Diane E[lizabeth] Duane and George Strait in Pearsall. 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. On TV people were watching Reflets de Cannes.
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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 18 May 1952 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Diane E[lizabeth] Duane: United States -- Sci-fi author (Door into Fire).
  • George Strait in Pearsall: Texas, USA; country singer ("All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Beyond the Blue Neon").
  • Martin R: Hoke; American politician (Representative-Republican-Ohio).
  • George Strait: American famed country western star, winner of the Country Music Association's Best Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist of the Year awards in 1985, Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award in 1989, the Tex Ritter Award in 1992 and in 1996 Single of the Year.
  • Diane Duane: American author and screenwriter.
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Facts:
  • Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BCE.
  • Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Roman Catholic Church bans the books of André Gide.
  • Navigation opens on the Volga-Don Canal, connecting the Caspian Sea basin with that of the Black Sea.
  • The keel is laid for the U.S. nuclear submarine USS ''Nautilus''.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Al Martino - Here in My Heart

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Matthew Ridgway
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Hoyt Vandenberg -- May 12, 1952
  • Life: Diana Lynn

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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