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Wednesday 1 October 1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janet Booth and Finbarry Nolan. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. & Mrs. North.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Mr. & Mrs. North

Starring: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales

Country: United States

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Our Miss Brooks

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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Ramar of the Jungle

Starring: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart

Country: United States

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Two for the Money

Starring: Mason Gross, Glenn Boyington, Vic Damone, Sam Levenson

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Flowers of St. Francis

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo

Country: United States

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The Crimson Pirate

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok

Country: United States

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States

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Big Jim McLain

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janet Booth: American professional astrologer who began her study in 1976 with Capel McCutcheon after earning a B.A.
  • Finbarry Nolan: Irish healer who practices healing by touch, claiming that his gift is due to the interplay of magnetic fields.
  • Claude Tissendier: French jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and arranger.
  • Jacques Martin: Canadian ice hockey player coach and manager.
  • Bob Myrick: American baseball player (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station - Portland, Oregon
  • Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • First ultra-high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Jackie Gleason
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Allan Shivers -- Sep. 29, 1952

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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The Far Country

By: Nevil Shute

When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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From Under My Hat

By: Hedda Hopper

Hedda knows all and tells all -- about herself and her famous friends (and enemies!) -- in this bold and candid life story.

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