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Friday 26 December 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aki Luostarinen . 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 Beyond The Himalayas by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Life of Riley.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

My Cousin Rachel

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton

Country: United States

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

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 Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1952 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Japanese Emperor.
  • Nearly 58,000 cases of polio are reported in the U.S. 3,145 die and 21,269 are left with mild to disabling paralysis.
  • The Nordic Council agrees to the unrestricted transport of people, goods and services throughout the Nordic Countries.
  • The National Prohibition Foundation is incorporated in Indiana.
  • Saynatsalo Town Hall in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, is completed.

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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 ?

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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The Wonderful Country

By: Tom Lea

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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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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