Tuesday 12 August 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ronald Guttman and Chen Kaige.
Casque d'Or, directed by Jacques Becker, 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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- Ronald Guttman: Belgian actor, theatrical producer and film producer.
- Chen Kaige: Chinese actor director and screenwriter.
- Kalevi Kull: Estonian biologist and academic.
- David Bergelson: Ukrainian-born Soviet Yiddish language writer (Born 1884).
- Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
- The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
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