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Wednesday 8 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 Cliff Adams and Takis Koroneos. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Houses In Between by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Married Joan.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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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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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 8 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joe Adams: American baseball player and manager (d. 1952).
Facts:
  • 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
  • Chinese offensive in Korea
  • The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

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  • Life: SF Opera Opening
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Stalin and Gregory Malenkov -- Oct. 6, 1952
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Books

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

The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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Adlai E. Stevenson Of Illinois

By: Noel F. Busch

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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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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