Thursday 14 August 1952
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Carl Lumbly: American actor.
- Debbie Meyer: Annapolis, Maryland -- 200m / 400m / 800m swimmer (1968 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals).
- Mark C Lee: Viroqua, Wisconsin -- Major USAF / Astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98).
- West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.
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