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Tuesday 8 January 1952

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Norm Jarvis in Prince Albert and Lauri Walters. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Joseph Schildkraut Presents.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Greatest Show on Earth

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton

Country: United States

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Room for One More

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle

Country: United States

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Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori

Country: United States

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Distant Drums

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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The Roy Rogers Show

Starring: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Trigger

Country: United States

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Hallmark Hall of Fame

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1952 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Antonia Maury: discoverer (supergiant, giant and dwarf stars), dies.
  • Jordan adopts constitution.
  • West Germany has 8 million refugees inside its borders.

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

My Cousin Rachel

By: Daphne du Maurier

"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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The Forrestal Diaries

By: Walter Millis and E.S. Duffield

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.

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

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.

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