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Wednesday 24 December 1952, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Buckley . In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while East Of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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 this week ?

My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Against All Flags

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Moulin Rouge

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Ding Dong School

Starring: Fran Allison

Country: United States

Flower Pot Men

Written by: Hilda Brabben

Starring: Maria Bird

Country: United Kingdom

Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Your Jeweler's Showcase

Starring: Sheldon Leonard, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie, Bob Sweeney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  2. The Night Before Christmas Song - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Midget horse
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Antione Pinay -- Dec. 22, 1952
  • Life: Refugee homecoming queen

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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