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Sunday 21 December 1952

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dennis Boutsikaris in Newark and Steve Furniss. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tagesschau.
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TV Series

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

Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Omnibus

Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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My Hero

Starring: Robert Cummings, Julie Bishop, John Litel

Country: United States

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Biff Baker, U.S.A.

Starring: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart

Country: United States

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Victory at Sea

Starring: Leonard Graves

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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Against All Flags

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Moulin Rouge

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Broadway Tunnel opens in San Francisco, California, USA.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
  2. The Night Before Christmas Song - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Refugee homecoming queen
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Gerald Templer -- Dec. 15, 1952
  • Life: Earths birth

Books

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

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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The Old Man And The Sea

By: Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down

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The Last Resorts

By: Cleveland Amory

story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

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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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