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Monday 13 October 1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laurent Maréchaux and Pippa Guard. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Married Joan.
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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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TV Series

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

I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

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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Mr. & Mrs. North

Starring: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1952 ?

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Distant Shore

By: Jan de Hartog

A story of war, sea, soldiers, friendships, loyalties and love.

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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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Happy Return

By: Angela Mackail Thirkell

Thirkell welcomes us back to the beloved precinct of Barsetshire in this novel set in the mid-century. Old friends and new faces join the community conversation which ranges from Sir Cecil

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Beyond The Himalayas

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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