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Thursday 25 September 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Reeve and Colin Friels. The Crimson Pirate, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ford Television Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Big Jim McLain

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness

Country: United States

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Captain Pirate

Directed by: Ralph Murphy

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Ramar of the Jungle

Starring: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart

Country: United States

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Two for the Money

Starring: Mason Gross, Glenn Boyington, Vic Damone, Sam Levenson

Country: United States

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Four Star Playhouse

Starring: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Country: United States

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Adventures of Superman

Starring: George Reeves, Bill Kennedy, John Hamilton, Jack Larson

Country: United States

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Hopalong Cassidy

Starring: William Boyd, Topper the Horse, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 September 1952 ?

  • Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
  • Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christopher Reeve: American actor on stage, film and TV.
  • Colin Friels: Scottish-born Australian actor whose credits include a co-starring role alongside Noni Hazlehurst in Monkey Grip (1982); the title role in Malcolm (1986), for which he was awarded the 1986 AFI Award for Best Actor; the lead role in the 1994 Halifax f.p.
  • bell hooks: American author and activist.
  • Steven Roberts: American writer and newsmaker who rode his computerised bike across the USA in 1983, as detailed in his book Computing across America.
  • Jimmy Garvin: American professional wrestler.
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  • Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game

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

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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The Distant Shore

By: Jan de Hartog

A story of war, sea, soldiers, friendships, loyalties and love.

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The Hidden Flower

By: Pearl S. Buck

An affecting portrait of interracial love in post-war JapanPearl S. Buck’s The Hidden Flower centers on the relationship between a Japanese student and an American soldier stationed in post-war Japan.

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Catherine Carter

By: Pamela Hansford Johnson

Catherine Carter tells of two ardent people who loved each other passionately and who have to fight to bring their love to fulfilment.

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