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Thursday 31 January 1952

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Stokowski and Rosanne Musgrave. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Viva Zapata!

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Bend of the River

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton

Country: United States

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Room for One More

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle

Country: United States

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Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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The Roy Rogers Show

Starring: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Trigger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1952 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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  • Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Johnnie Ray & Four Lads - Please, Mr. Sun
  2. Johnnie Ray & Four Lads - Here Am I - Broken Hearted
  3. A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Life magazine


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


By: Par Lagerkvist

Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha.

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American Diplomacy, 1900-1950

By: George F. Kennan


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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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Closing The Ring

By: Winston S. Churchill

The drive to victory between June 1943 and July 1944, as the Allies consolidate their achievements, with enormous difficulty and great divergence of opinion.

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