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Sunday 18 May 1952

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Strait and Patrick Lemasle. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Son Of Adam Wyngate by Mary O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reflets de Cannes.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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The Narrow Margin

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White

Country: United States

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The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Starring: Pamela Brown, Dorothy Gordon, Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 May 1952 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • George Strait: American famed country western star, winner of the Country Music Association's Best Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist of the Year awards in 1985, Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award in 1989, the Tex Ritter Award in 1992 and in 1996 Single of the Year.
  • Patrick Lemasle
  • George Strait in Pearsall: Texas, USA; country singer ("All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Beyond the Blue Neon").
  • Martin R: Hoke; American politician (Representative-Republican-Ohio).
  • Diane Duane: American author and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BCE.
  • Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Roman Catholic Church bans the books of André Gide.
  • Navigation opens on the Volga-Don Canal, connecting the Caspian Sea basin with that of the Black Sea.
  • The keel is laid for the U.S. nuclear submarine USS ''Nautilus''.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Al Martino - Here in My Heart

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

The Son Of Adam Wyngate

By: Mary O'Hara

A Story Press Book. The story of a New England family by the author of My Friend Flicka, her fourth book.

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Elizabeth, The Queen

By: Marion Crawford

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the

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The Struggle For Europe

By: Chester Wilmot

Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe. First published in 1952, the book has the advantage of the

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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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