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Saturday 16 August 1952

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philip Scott and Gianna Rolandi in New York City. Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Lament For Four Virgins by Lael Tucker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet Your Match.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1952

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Penny Princess

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde, A.E. Matthews, Reginald Beckwith

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Big Jim McLain

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Country: United States

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The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

Directed by: John Brahm

Starring: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello

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The Kid from Broken Gun

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Angela Stevens, Tristram Coffin

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TV Series

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

Meet Your Match

Directed by: MARK STOLZENBERG

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States

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Boss Lady

Directed by: Vanessa Lynn

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Curtain Call

Directed by: Ryu Hoon

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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
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Facts:
  • Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1952 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Lament For Four Virgins

By: Lael Tucker

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Adventures In Two Worlds

By: A.J. Cronin

Adventures in Two Worlds.

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Under The Sea-Wind

By: Rachel Carson

Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, Under the Sea-Wind—Rachel Carson’s first book and her personal favorite—is the early masterwork of one of America’s

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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank ...

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