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Tuesday 21 October 1952

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patti Davis and Marc Dolez. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Don Camillo And His Flock by Giovanni Guareschi was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Victory at Sea.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Victory at Sea

Starring: Leonard Graves

Country: United States

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I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Mr. & Mrs. North

Starring: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales

Country: United States

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Our Miss Brooks

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Flowers of St. Francis

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo

Country: United States

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The Crimson Pirate

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok

Country: United States

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patti Davis: American writer and noted family, the daughter of Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Davis.
  • Marc Dolez: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France.
  • Trevor Chappell: Australian cricketer and coach.
  • Allen Hoey: American poet and novelist.
  • Brent Mydland: German-American keyboard player (Grateful Dead Bobby and the Midnites and Silver) (d. 1990).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hans Merensky: South African geologist and philanthropist (Born 1871).
Facts:
  • Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Italian woman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joyce Cary -- Oct. 20, 1952
  • Life: Mamie Eisenhower

Books

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

Don Camillo And His Flock

By: Giovanni Guareschi

Set against the post-war backdrop of a rural village in the Emilia-Romagna, this is the second in a new series of hilarious and incisive Don Camillo anthologies, which offer 215 stories

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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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Beyond The Himalayas

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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The Distant Shore

By: Jan de Hartog

A story of war, sea, soldiers, friendships, loyalties and love.

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