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Sunday 14 September 1952

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Val and Margit Schumann. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Jackie Gleason Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Captain Pirate

Directed by: Ralph Murphy

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton

Country: United States

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The Quiet Man

Directed by: John Ford

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Adventures of Superman

Starring: George Reeves, Bill Kennedy, John Hamilton, Jack Larson

Country: United States

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Hopalong Cassidy

Starring: William Boyd, Topper the Horse, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States

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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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My Little Margie

Written by: Frank Fox

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1952 ?

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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  1. Mario Lanza - Because You're Mine

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

The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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Theodora And The Emperor

By: Harold Lamb

Theodora and the Emperor Hardcover book

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The Distant Shore

By: Jan de Hartog

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

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