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Thursday 23 October 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ueli Bichsel and John Poff. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Devils Of Loudun by Aldous Huxley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Victory at Sea.
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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 23 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ueli Bichsel: Swiss actor, clown, circus director, social worker.
  • John Poff: American baseball player, a left-handed outfielder who played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1979) and Milwaukee Brewers (1980).
  • Pierre Moerlen: French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005).
  • Ken Tipton: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Susan Peters: Spokane, Washington -- Actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas).

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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 ?

The Devils Of Loudun

By: Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley's acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in historyIn 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil.

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The Man On A Donkey

By: H.F.M. Prescott

“The almost perfect historical novel.” —The New York TimesThe Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times

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Hemlock And After

By: Angus Wilson

On its appearance in 1952 the Times Literary Supplement called Hemlock and After 'a novel of remarkable power and literary skill which deserves to be judged by the highest standards'.

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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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