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Friday 26 December 1952

1952-12-26

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 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.
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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 this week ?

The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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Name That Tune

Written by: Bob Russell

Starring: Norman 'Red' Benson, Bill Cullen

Country: United States

Valiant Lady

Starring: Jerome Cowan

Country: United States

The Irv Kupcinet Show

Starring: Irv Kupcinet

Country: United States

City Detective

Starring: Rod Cameron

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
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Facts:
  • Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Japanese Emperor.
  • Nearly 58,000 cases of polio are reported in the U.S. 3,145 die and 21,269 are left with mild to disabling paralysis.
  • The Nordic Council agrees to the unrestricted transport of people, goods and services throughout the Nordic Countries.
  • The National Prohibition Foundation is incorporated in Indiana.
  • Saynatsalo Town Hall in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, is completed.

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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 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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