Friday 8 August 1952
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kat Duff and Robin Quivers.
Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Masquerade Party.
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Kat Duff: American pro astrologer, the author of "The Alchemy of Illness," a personal and philosophical exploration of the transformative process of healing through illness.
- Robin Quivers: American radio personality and author, co-host of Howard Stern’s nationally syndicated radio and cable television show.
- Philippe Varin: French engineer (Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines) and businessman, CEO of automotive company PSA Peugeot Citroën, Varin gave up his supplementary retirement allocation (21 millions euros) on 27 November 2013.
- Anton Fig: South African-American drummer (Spider Frehley's Comet and Booker T. & the M.G.
- Jostein Gaarder: Norwegian author.
- Syngman Ree re-elected President of South-Korea
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