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Tuesday 26 February 1952

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Enrico Coveri and Dennis Kinney. Rancho Notorious, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Life Is Worth Living.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Love Is Better Than Ever

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Larry Parks, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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5 Fingers

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie

Country: United States

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Jour de fête

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur

Country: United States

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Viva Zapata!

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Life Is Worth Living

Starring: Fulton J. Sheen

Country: United States

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Starring: Pamela Brown, Dorothy Gordon, Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1952 ?

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Famous Birthdays:
  • Enrico Coveri: French-Italian dress designer, renowned for the richness and brilliance of his styles.
  • Dennis Kinney: American baseball player, a left-handed pitcher with the Cleveland Indians (1978), San Diego Padres (1978–80), Detroit Tigers (1981) and Oakland Athletics (1982).
  • Jaan Arder: Estonian singer (Apelsin and Hortus Musicus) (d. 2014).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Neth-Indonesian Unity conference
  • Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that Britain has its own atomic bomb.
  • Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that the United Kingdom has an atomic bomb.

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

Life magazine


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

Show Biz

By: Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr

Hardback compendium/chronology, detailed history of popular theatre, radio, film and television, 1905-1950. Written in a crisp and very readable style. Good sourcebook.

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The Catcher In The Rye

By: J.D. Salinger

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ?

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The End Of The Affair

By: Graham Greene

"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead..." "This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice

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The Scalpel Of Scotland Yards

By: Douglas G. Browne and E.V. Tullett


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