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Friday 16 May 1952

US date format: 5/16/1952, UK date format: 16/5/1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sorj Chalandon and James Herndon. Clash by Night, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chance of a Lifetime.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Clash by Night

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States

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Lovely to Look At

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Marge Champion

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Stolen Face

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, André Morell, Mary Mackenzie

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Skirts Ahoy!

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Esther Williams, Joan Evans, Vivian Blaine, Barry Sullivan

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Brandy for the Parson

Directed by: John Eldridge

Starring: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

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TV Series

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Chance of a Lifetime

Directed by: Bernard Miles

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The Sand Castle

Directed by: Co Hoedeman

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On Guard

Directed by: Philippe de Broca

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Into Thin Air

Directed by: Lorenzo Sartini

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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  • New Faces (of 1952) opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances

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Planetary positions on May 16, 1952 - Geocentric view

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

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 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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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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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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