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Friday 30 May 1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eileen McNamara and Gilles Bernheim. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching China Smith.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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The Narrow Margin

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White

Country: United States

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The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Rancho Notorious

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Death Valley Days

Starring: Stanley Andrews

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1952 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eileen McNamara: American writer, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors commentary as a columnist for the Boston Globe in 1997.
  • Gilles Bernheim: French philosopher and Chief Rabbi of France (June 2008-April 2013), born in an alsacian and jewish family.
  • Zoltan Kocsis: Composer.
  • Daniel Grodnik: American screenwriter and producer.
  • Kerry Fraser: Canadian ice hockey player referee and sportscaster.
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  • Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1952 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bigger The Figure - Louis Prima
  2. Johnnie Ray - Walkin' My Baby Back Home

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

Adventures In Two Worlds

By: A.J. Cronin

Adventures in Two Worlds.

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The Houses In Between

By: Howard Spring

THis is a Haddon Craftsman edition and is book club copy

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The Gown Of Glory

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown of Glory

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Elizabeth, The Queen

By: Marion Crawford

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the

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