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Monday 20 October 1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Collins and Dave McLelland. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Far Country by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Victory at Sea.
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TV Series

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

Victory at Sea

Starring: Leonard Graves

Country: United States

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I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

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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Our Miss Brooks

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

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Limelight

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Basil Radford: Actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55.
Facts:
  • Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Governor Evelyn Baring declares a state of emergency in Kenya and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.

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Music Charts

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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1952?

  • Life: Italian woman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joyce Cary -- Oct. 20, 1952
  • Life: Mamie Eisenhower

Books

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

The Far Country

By: Nevil Shute

When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and

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East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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I Go Pogo

By: Walt Kelly

Pogo is a long running comic strip that has appeared in the daily newspapers since 1948. Children like it because it is about funny talking animals.

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Beyond The Himalayas

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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