Wednesday 17 December 1952

US date format: 12/17/1952, UK date format: 17/12/1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 17, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Schwab and Megan Edwards. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. Baiju Bawra, directed by Vijay Bhatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Life of Riley.
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Baiju Bawra

Directed by: Vijay Bhatt

Starring: Meena Kumari, Bharat Bhushan, Surendra, Kuldip Kaur

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Angel Face

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States of America

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Eight Iron Men

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley

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The Lawless Breed

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle, John McIntire

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Country: United States of America

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

The Life of Riley

Directed by: Abby Berlin

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States of America

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States of America

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The Living Bible

Directed by: 12 Episodes

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The Big Idea

Directed by: Matt Thompson

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Directed by: Ken Russell

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  2. The Night Before Christmas Song - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry


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

Abraham Lincoln

By: Benjamin P. Thomas

Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures.

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The Man On A Donkey

By: H.F.M. Prescott

“The almost perfect historical novel.” —The New York TimesThe Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times

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Don Camillo And His Flock

By: Giovanni Guareschi

Set against the post-war backdrop of a rural village in the Emilia-Romagna, this is the second in a new series of hilarious and incisive Don Camillo anthologies, which offer 215 stories

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The Gown Of Glory

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown of Glory

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