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Saturday 18 October 1952

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chuck Lorre and Ketih Knudsen. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet Millie.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Flowers of St. Francis

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo

Country: United States

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The Crimson Pirate

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Our Miss Brooks

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States

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Mr. & Mrs. North

Starring: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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Ramar of the Jungle

Starring: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
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  • Buttrio Square closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me

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

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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The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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Hemlock And After

By: Angus Wilson

On its appearance in 1952 the Times Literary Supplement called Hemlock and After 'a novel of remarkable power and literary skill which deserves to be judged by the highest standards'.

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