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Wednesday 27 August 1952

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Reubens and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman). Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat 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 27 August 1952 ?

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Paul Reubens: American comedian better known as Pee-Wee Herman, playing a winsome, goofy young man in a tight suit and lipstick, googly eyes and a smirk, popular with kids and those who appreciate broad physical comedy.
  • Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman): American actor.
  • Corinne Desarzens: French writer and journalist born to Swiss parents.
  • Marc Gould: American artist, painter, "magic box" maker.
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  • Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)

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

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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The Saracen Blade

By: Frank Yerby

The story of Pietro di Donati, son of a 13th-century Sicilian peasant, who was born at almost the exact same moment as the Emperor Frederick.

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Adlai E. Stevenson Of Illinois

By: Noel F. Busch

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important

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My Cousin Rachel

By: Daphne du Maurier

"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

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