Monday December 01, 1952

US date format: 12/1/1952, UK date format: 1/12/1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 1, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sherry Aldridge and Anodea Judith. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Star, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Valentino.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.

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Movies

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The Star

The Star

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Battles of Chief Pontiac

Battles of Chief Pontiac

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Starring: Lex Barker, Helen Westcott, Lon Chaney Jr., Berry Kroeger

The Golden Coach

The Golden Coach

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante

Twilight Women

Twilight Women

Directed by: Gordon Parry

Starring: Freda Jackson, Rene Ray, Lois Maxwell, Laurence Harvey

Million Dollar Mermaid

Million Dollar Mermaid

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Valentino

Valentino

Directed by: Ken Russell

The Big Idea

The Big Idea

Directed by: Matt Thompson

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Directed by: Warwick Gilbert

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Operation Diplomat

Operation Diplomat

Directed by: John Guillermin

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us

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Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on …

Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Steamboat Gothic

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This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory

The Last Resorts

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story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

The Wonderful Country by Tom Lea

The Wonderful Country

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

I Go Pogo by Walt Kelly

I Go Pogo

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Pogo is a long running comic strip that has appeared in the daily newspapers since 1948. Children like it because it is about funny talking animals.


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