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Friday 24 October 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keith Bain and Francesco Camaldo. 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 24 October 1952 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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Facts:
  • Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria.

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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 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 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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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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