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Tuesday 26 August 1952

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Jeter and John Kinsella. Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Quiet Man

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Casque d'Or

Directed by: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Masquerade Party

Starring: Ilka Chase, Peter Donald, Ogden Nash, Buff Cobb

Country: United States

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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I've Got a Secret

Written by: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman

Starring: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1952 ?

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Jeter: American award-winning character actor, openly gay, who died from complications of HIV/AIDS on March 30, 2003 at his Hollywood Hills Home.
  • John Kinsella: USA, swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Willie Rush: Rocker (Asbury Jukes).
  • Jacques Bocage: French gangster.
  • Bryon Baltimore: Canadian ice hockey player.
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  • Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
  • A British passenger jet makes a return crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.

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

The Gown Of Glory

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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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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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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