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Thursday 14 August 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Debbie Meyer and Mark C Lee. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Winston Churchill by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Masquerade Party

Starring: Ilka Chase, Peter Donald, Ogden Nash, Buff Cobb

Country: United States

Mister Peepers

Written by: David Swift

Starring: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Country: United States

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The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States

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I've Got a Secret

Written by: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman

Starring: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Country: United States

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My Little Margie

Written by: Frank Fox

Starring: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Quiet Man

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Casque d'Or

Directed by: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin

Country: United States

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Full House

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain

Country: United States

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The Big Sky

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt

Country: United States

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Sudden Fear

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Debbie Meyer: Annapolis, Maryland -- 200m / 400m / 800m swimmer (1968 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals).
  • Mark C Lee: Viroqua, Wisconsin -- Major USAF / Astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98).
  • Carl Lumbly: American actor.
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Facts:
  • West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan Rice
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John J. Sparkman -- Aug. 11, 1952
  • Life: Adlai Stevenson

Books

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

Winston Churchill

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

British History, World History, Pol. Science, World War II

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The Hidden Flower

By: Pearl S. Buck

An affecting portrait of interracial love in post-war JapanPearl S. Buck’s The Hidden Flower centers on the relationship between a Japanese student and an American soldier stationed in post-war Japan.

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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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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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