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Friday 18 July 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Forbes and Anne Finucane. High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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 Masquerade Party.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Don't Bother to Knock

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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We're Not Married!

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore

Country: United States

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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Death Valley Days

Starring: Stanley Andrews

Country: United States

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Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 July 1952 ?

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Forbes: Basketball player (1972 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Anne Finucane: American business executive, she is the Northeast president and director of strategic management issues for Bank of America Corp.
  • Roberto Fontana: Venezuelan photographer whose work has been shown in exhibitions such as the 2014 ‘Urbes Mutantes’ at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
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Famous Deaths:
  • KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting

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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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By: Horace McCoy

Returning home in the wake of his brother’s death, a successful man must grapple with his coal-town rootsFor four generations, Colonel Tom Owen’s family has been defined by the coal business.

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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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