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Wednesday 23 April 1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Dominique Bauby and Narada Michael Walden. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Broadway Television Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1952 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bob Cain of Saint Louis Browns and Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter.
  • Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed.
  • New York Giants' Hoyt Wilhelm wins his first relief game and hits his only homerun.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Georgia Gibbs - Kiss of Fire

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

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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Elizabeth, The Queen

By: Marion Crawford

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the

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The President'S Lady

By: Irving Stone

In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."

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My Cousin Rachel

By: Daphne du Maurier

"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

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