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Thursday 25 December 1952, Christmas

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Desireless and CCH Pounder. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Dennis The Menace by Hank Ketcham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tagesschau.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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Against All Flags

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Come Back, Little Sheba

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Moulin Rouge

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Terry and the Pirates

Starring: John Baer, William Tracy, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders

Country: United States

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Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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My Hero

Starring: Robert Cummings, Julie Bishop, John Litel

Country: United States

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Biff Baker, U.S.A.

Starring: Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1952 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • One West German soldier is killed in a shooting incident in West Berlin.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Night Before Christmas Song - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry
  2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones & His City Slickers

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

Life magazine


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

Dennis The Menace

By: Hank Ketcham

By popular demand, the classic Dennis the Menace comicbooks are presented for a new audience! Originally published in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, (when they were illustrated by some of the

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Men At Arms

By: Evelyn Waugh

The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics.

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Beyond The Himalayas

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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The Big Change

By: Frederick Lewis Allen

the Big Change: America transforms itself1900 1950. evenhanded review of the years 1900-1950, written in ... there's nothing like reading a book about the big changes in the United States of

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