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Monday 21 July 1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Camilia Veroni and Robin Williams in Chicago. Les Enfants Terribles, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Masquerade Party.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Les Enfants Terribles

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Nicole Stphane, Edouard Dermithe, Rene Cosima

Country: United States

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High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Don't Bother to Knock

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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We're Not Married!

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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My Little Margie

Written by: Frank Fox

Starring: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Country: United States

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Death Valley Days

Starring: Stanley Andrews

Country: United States

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Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1952 ?

  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Camilia Veroni: Italian ecclesiastic called "the little flying nun," as she was the first sister in Europe to take flying lessons; she has always had a passion for all kinds of motors.
  • Robin Williams in Chicago: Illinois, USA; comedian (Mork and Mindy, Awakenings, Genie - Aladdin).
  • Susannah Carr: Australian journalist.
  • David Hasselhoff: American actor, a tall, handsome, macho "hunk.
  • John Barrasso: American physician and politician.
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  • 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
  • A magnitude 7.5 earthquake (Richter scale) strikes Tehachapi, California, destroying unreinforced brick buildings.
  • The European Coal and Steel Community is established.
  • General Mohammed Naguib leads The Free Officers (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser – the real power behind the coup) in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Eddie Fisher - Wish You Were Here

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

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bob Mathias -- July 21, 1952
  • Life: The hangover
  • Time: Media coverage of national political conventions


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

The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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Adventures In Two Worlds

By: A.J. Cronin

Adventures in Two Worlds.

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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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