Friday 1 February 1952
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1952 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Jeno Jando: Hungarian pianist.
- Evelyn Roberts: Scottish-American astrologer who as a child lived a nomadic lifestyle and as an adult has moved often as well.
- Jean Roucas: French humourist impersonator, and radio-TV presenter discovered by Stéphane Collaro, co-inventor of "Le Bàbàte show" (satirical show with puppets of politicians).
- Owoye Azazi: Nigerian general (d. 2012).
- Jenő Jandó: Hungarian pianist and educator.
- Engin Ardıç: Turkish writer and journalist
- General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1952 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Johnnie Ray & Four Lads - Please, Mr. Sun
- Johnnie Ray & Four Lads - Here Am I - Broken Hearted
- A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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