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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 Jiri Paroubek and Joe Strummer. Captain Pirate, directed by Ralph Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Catherine Carter by Pamela Hansford Johnson was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Masquerade Party

Starring: Ilka Chase, Peter Donald, Ogden Nash, Buff Cobb

Country: United States

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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I've Got a Secret

Written by: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman

Starring: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Captain Pirate

Directed by: Ralph Murphy

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton

Country: United States

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The Quiet Man

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Casque d'Or

Directed by: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin

Country: United States

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Full House

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain

Country: United States

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The Big Sky

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1952 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jiri Paroubek: former Czech prime minister.
  • Joe Strummer: British musician and singer (The Clash) (d. 2002).
  • Keith Hart: Canadian firefighter wrestler and trainer.
  • Glenn Hughes: English singer-songwriter bass player and producer (Finders Keepers Trapeze Deep Purple and Black Country Communion).
  • Jiří Paroubek: Czech soldier and politician 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Hilltoppers - Trying

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marlene Dietrich and daughter
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George W. Merck -- Aug. 18, 1952
  • Life: Joan Rice

Books

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

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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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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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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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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