(Thursday, July 24, 1952) — High Noon, a Western film that tells in real time the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by himself, premiered today at the Mayfair theater in New York City.
The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann and stars Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. It won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper), Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and Best Music, Song.
(Saturday, July 12, 1952) — Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart by Vera Lynn (the first record by a British performer to top the charts in the United States) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of nine weeks (July 12/19/26, August 2/9/16/23/30, September 6, 1952).
(Friday, July 11, 1952) — Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California was nominated by acclamation today as the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States. Nixon, 39, accepted the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, calling for a landslide victory that would carry a Republican Congress into office as well as capture the White House. Continue reading →
(Friday, July 11, 1952, 1:15 p.m. CDT) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called on Sen. Robert A. Taft today shortly after his triumph over the senator for the Republican presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago in an apparent effort to smooth over the bitterness of the convention contest. The two emerged at 1:15 p.m. CDT, both smiling broadly as they posed together before television cameras.
(Friday, July 11, 1952, 2:49 p.m. EDT) — General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower won a hard-fought first-ballot nomination today as the Republican candidate for president, beating Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio 595-500 on the first ballot (nine short of the 604 needed for nomination) before Minnesota started a shift of votes, which ended in an 845-280 Eisenhower victory.
(Thursday, July 11, 1952, morning) — Former Minnesota Gov. Harold E. Stassen conferred again with Dwight D. Eisenhower today as the general drove for the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago and his aides predicted sure victory on the second or third.
(Thursday, July 10, 1952) — The names of General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio were placed formally before the Republican National Convention in Chicago tonight (and early July 11) in nominating speeches indicative of the fighting election campaign to which both were pledged.