Thursday 12 June 1952
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dale Krantz and Seigfried Brietzke in the German Democratic Republic coxless rower (Olympics-gold-1972.
Clash by Night, directed by Fritz Lang, 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 I've Got a Secret.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 June 1952 ?
- Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
- Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
- Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
- Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
- United Kingdom ? Trooping the Colour (Military celebration of the monarch's official birthday held in London on the second Saturday of June)
- Brazil ? Dia dos Namorados (Lover's Day; similar to St. Valentine's)
- World Day Against Child Labor
- Saints Basilides, Quirinus, Nabor and Nazarius (and Celsus), martyrs
- Saint Pharaildis, virgin [GTZ: Artois]
- Blessed Eskill, bishop, martyr [ GTZ: Scandinavia]
- Saint Ursinus, bishop of Bourges, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: Rouen]
- Saint Leo III died 816
- Saint Odulf of Oirschot died 865
- Blessed Guido (died 1250)
- Saints Nabor and Nazarius, martyrs [GTZ: St. Avold]
- Blessed Onuphrius, monk
- Saint Rufus, bishop, martyr [WTS (Bruges)]
- Saint Cunera [HCC]
- Dale Krantz: singer (Crossings - "Collis Band").
- Seigfried Brietzke in the German Democratic Republic coxless rower (Olympics-gold-1972: 1976, 1980).
- Spencer Abraham: American academic and politician 10th United States Secretary of Energy.
- Pete Farndon: English bass player (The Pretenders) (d. 1983).
- Oliver Knussen: Glasgow, Scotland -- Composer (Chicara).
- Michael von Faulhaber: Cardinal / Archbishop of Munich, dies at 83.
- USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
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- Lover - Peggy Lee (Gordon Jenkins Orchestra)
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