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Thursday 21 February 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Jacques Burnel and Jean-Jacques Brunel. Love Is Better Than Ever, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Winds Of Morning by Harold Lenoir Davis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Life Is Worth Living.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Love Is Better Than Ever

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Larry Parks, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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5 Fingers

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie

Country: United States

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Jour de fête

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur

Country: United States

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Viva Zapata!

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Bend of the River

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Starring: Pamela Brown, Dorothy Gordon, Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1952 ?

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
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  • Dick Button performs first figure skating triple jump in competition.
  • Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement).
  • The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to ''set the people free''.

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

Winds Of Morning

By: Harold Lenoir Davis

A stirring, provocative novel of the American Northwest in the 1920s, written with the same buoyant vigor, the sharp characterization, and the pungent wisdom that captivated readers of H.L.

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A Foreign Policy For Americans

By: Robert A. Taft

The Senator From Ohio Substitutes Same Analysis For Expediency. An essential book on foreign policy.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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Show Biz

By: Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr

Hardback compendium/chronology, detailed history of popular theatre, radio, film and television, 1905-1950. Written in a crisp and very readable style. Good sourcebook.

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