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Thursday 8 May 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles J Camarda in New York City and Beth Henley in Jackson. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Son Of Adam Wyngate by Mary O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reflets de Cannes.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Death Valley Days

Starring: Stanley Andrews

Country: United States

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Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Starring: Pamela Brown, Dorothy Gordon, Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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The Narrow Margin

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White

Country: United States

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The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charles J Camarda in New York City: New York, USA; PhD/astronaut.
  • Beth Henley in Jackson: Mississippi, USA; actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker).
  • Bruno Delaye: French diplomat, who served as Ambassador to Togo (1991-1992), Mexico (1994-2000), Greece (2003-2007), Spain (2007-2012), and Brazil (2012-2013).
  • Philippe Jeantot: French former deep sea diver, who achieved recognition as a sailor for long-distance, single-handed racing and record-setting.
  • Peter McNab: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster.
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Famous Deaths:
  • William Fox: Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer founded the Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952).
Facts:
  • Of Thee I Sing opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Shuffle Along opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Mad Magazine debuts.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Diana Lynn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Daniel F. Malan -- May 5, 1952
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Books

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

The Son Of Adam Wyngate

By: Mary O'Hara

A Story Press Book. The story of a New England family by the author of My Friend Flicka, her fourth book.

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Through Charley'S Door

By: Emily Kimbrough

Through Charley's Door is the true story of Emily Kimbrough's experiences working for the famous Marshall Field department store in 1920s Chicago.

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The Greatest Book Ever Written

By: Fulton Oursler

1951 Doubleday & Company. Hardcover, 364 Pages.

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Spark Of Life

By: Erich Maria Remarque

In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war

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