Thursday January 24, 1952

US date format: 1/24/1952, UK date format: 24/1/1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 24, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Raymond Domenech and Leland Wheeler. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Dark Moment by Ann Bridge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Viva Zapata!

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

Country: United States of America

El ceniciento

Directed by: Gilberto Martínez Solares

Starring: Germán Valdés, Alicia Caro, Andrés Soler, Marcelo Chávez

Colorado Sundown

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Rex Allen, Koko, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens

The Big Trees

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

This Woman Is Dangerous

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Starring: Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian, Richard Webb


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 24, 1952?


  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra


  • Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 24, 1952?

    Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
  2. Here Am I - Broken Hearted - Johnnie Ray & Four Lads
  3. Please, Mr. Sun - Johnnie Ray & Four Lads

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?


Directed by: Megan Freels Johnston

Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

The Dinah Shore Show

Starring: Dinah Shore, Gisele MacKenzie, Fred Waring

Country: United States of America

Pet Shop

Directed by: Hope Perello

The Range Rider

Directed by: Don McDougall

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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


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

The Dark Moment

By: Ann Bridge

Feride and Nilüfer lead a elegant and comfortable life in Turkish aristocratic society until their lives are turned upside down by Atatürk's fight for independence after WWI.

Melville Goodwin, Usa

By: John Marquand

Finalist for the National Book Award: This sweeping novel set in the aftermath of World War II reveals the story behind the creation of an American icon Major General Melville A.

The Forrestal Diaries

By: Walter Millis and E.S. Duffield

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

A Foreign Policy For Americans

By: Robert A. Taft

The Senator From Ohio Substitutes Same Analysis For Expediency. An essential book on foreign policy.

Gods, Graves And Scholars

By: C.W. Ceram

As stated by the author, "My book was written without scholarly pretensions. My aim was to portray the dramatic qualityes of archeology, its human side."

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