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Monday 14 January 1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sydney Barrows and Maureen Dowd. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Venture To The Interior by Laurens Van Der Post 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 14 January 1952 ?

  • Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
  • Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
  • New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
  • Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Artur Kapp: Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1952).
  • Today Show premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • Rationing of coffee in the Netherlands ends
  • Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26.
  • NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.

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

Venture To The Interior

By: Laurens Van Der Post

Summoned to Whitehall in 1949, Laurens van der Post was told that in old British Central Africa there were two large tracts of country that London didn't really know anything about,

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Wait For The Wagon

By: Mary Lasswell

Kindhearted and loudmouthed Mrs. Feeley, Mrs. Rasmussen, and Miss Tinkham have only just set out on their long-awaited cross-country drive to the West Coast when the trouble begins.

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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 End Of The Affair

By: Graham Greene

"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead..." "This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice

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