Saturday 2 February 1952
It was Saturday, 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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- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Carol Susi: TV Actress.
- John Cornyn: American lawyer and politician 49th Attorney General of Texas.
- Rick Dufay: French-American guitarist and songwriter.
- Park Geun-hye: South Korean politician 11th President of South Korea.
- Ralph Merkle: American computer scientist.
- Christiane Taubira: French politician who, on 15 May 2012, was appointed Minister of Justice of France in the new Ayrault government under President François Hollande.
- George VI (King of the United Kingdom and his dominions, of Canada, of South Africa, of Australia, of New Zealand and of Ceylon) dies aged 56 after a long illness. He is succeeded by his daughter The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Elizabeth II), who is on a visit to Kenya. She is simultaneously proclaimed Queen of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.
- In the United States, a mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient.
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