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Saturday 16 August 1952

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gianna Rolandi in New York City and Philip Scott. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 16 August 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1952 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
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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 ?

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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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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My Cousin Rachel

By: Daphne du Maurier

"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

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Adventures In Two Worlds

By: A.J. Cronin

Adventures in Two Worlds.

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