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Thursday 21 August 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joe Strummer and Jean-François Legaret. The White Sheik, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Shining Tides by Win Brooks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet Your Match.
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Movies

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

The White Sheik

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

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The Merry Widow

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

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Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo, Charlita

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Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Penny Princess

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde, A.E. Matthews, Reginald Beckwith

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TV Series

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

Meet Your Match

Directed by: MARK STOLZENBERG

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Boss Lady

Directed by: Vanessa Lynn

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The Linkletter Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Books

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The Shining Tides

By: Win Brooks

281 pages. set in Cape Cod "It has vigor and a kind of splendor." From inside flap. BCE

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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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The Saracen Blade

By: Frank Yerby

The story of Pietro di Donati, son of a 13th-century Sicilian peasant, who was born at almost the exact same moment as the Emperor Frederick.

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Catherine Carter

By: Pamela Hansford Johnson

Catherine Carter tells of two ardent people who loved each other passionately and who have to fight to bring their love to fulfilment.

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