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Friday 21 November 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lorna Luft and Deborah Shelton in Washington DC. Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Terry and the Pirates.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hans Christian Andersen

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire

Country: United States

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Road to Bali

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Country: United States

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Kansas City Confidential

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster

Country: United States

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Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell

Country: United States

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Montana Belle

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Jane Russell, George Brent, Scott Brady

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Terry and the Pirates

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

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 November 1952 ?

  • Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Hello Day
  • Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
  • R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
  • World Television Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lorna Luft: American actress, singer, dancer and member of a noted family, the daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, half-sister to Liza Minnelli.
  • Deborah Shelton in Washington DC: USA; actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double).
  • Eamonn Coghlan: Ireland -- 1500m runner (1976 Olympics - 4th Place).
  • Lorna Luft in Scarsdale: New York, USA; singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980).
  • Suzanne Steffen: American noted family, the daughter of actress Jane Powell and her broker, Geary Steffen.
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Famous Deaths:
  • William Green: American union leader, president of the AFL for 12 years, while membership declined from four million in 1930 to half that number by 1933.
  • 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • First US postage stamp in two colors (rotary process) introduced.
  • A show trial in Czechoslovakia sentences 11 ex-communist officials (all of them Jews) to death.

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

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

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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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Currier And Ive'S America

By: Colin Simkin

Currier and Ives' America, 1952, edited by Colin Simkin. A panorama of the mid-ninteenth century. Contains 80 choice prints in full color, with extended commentary on the prints and the times

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I Go Pogo

By: Walt Kelly

Pogo is a long running comic strip that has appeared in the daily newspapers since 1948. Children like it because it is about funny talking animals.

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