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Thursday 24 July 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gus Van Sant and Jean Launay. Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe, 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 Masquerade Party.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

Country: United States

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Les Enfants Terribles

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Nicole Stphane, Edouard Dermithe, Rene Cosima

Country: United States

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High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Don't Bother to Knock

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Mister Peepers

Written by: David Swift

Starring: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Country: United States

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The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States

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My Little Margie

Written by: Frank Fox

Starring: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1952 ?

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
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  • Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • President Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike.
  • 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record).

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Eddie Fisher - Wish You Were Here

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

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bob Mathias -- July 21, 1952
  • Life: The hangover
  • Time: Media coverage of national political conventions


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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The Devil'S Advocate

By: Taylor Caldwell

The magnificent, tumultuous epic of one man's battle against a world of treachery and corruption.

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One Man'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

This book is a collection of talks or exercises in "radio essay", a form originating in early days of British broadcasting.

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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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