Wednesday 8 October 1952
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Cliff Adams: Rocker.
- Takis Koroneos: Greek basketball player and coach.
- Jan Marijnissen: Dutch journalist and politician.
- Edward Zwick: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Joe Adams: American baseball player and manager (d. 1952).
- 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
- Chinese offensive in Korea
- The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
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