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Thursday 24 July 1952

1952-07-24

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Don't Bother to Knock

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Carrie

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins

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 24 July 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jerry Augustine: American pro athlete, a baseball player who was pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1975-1984.
  • Gus Van Sant: American filmmaker.
  • Vin Weber: (Rep-R-MN, 1981- ).
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Facts:
  • Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • President Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike.
  • 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record).

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Eddie Fisher - Wish You Were Here

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bob Mathias -- July 21, 1952
  • Life: The hangover
  • Time: Media coverage of national political conventions

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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