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Tuesday 16 September 1952

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mickey Rourke and Fatos Nano. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Theodora And The Emperor by Harold Lamb 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 16 September 1952 ?

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mickey Rourke: American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films.
  • Fatos Nano
  • Ron Blair: Macon, Georgia -- Rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers).
  • Jean-Pierre Bizoux: French harness race jockey and trainer.
  • Tony Cunningham: English educator and politician.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1952 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Mario Lanza - Because You're Mine

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Life magazine


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

Theodora And The Emperor

By: Harold Lamb

Theodora and the Emperor Hardcover book

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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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Catherine Carter

By: Pamela Hansford Johnson

Catherine Carter tells of two ardent people who loved each other passionately and who have to fight to bring their love to fulfilment.

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Adlai E. Stevenson Of Illinois

By: Noel F. Busch

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important

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