Sunday 17 August 1952
It was Sunday, 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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Which were the important events of 17 August 1952 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Kathryn C Thornton in Montgomery Alabama USA PhD/astronaut (STS 33 sk: 49).
- Thomas J Hennen: Albany, Georgia -- Astronaut (STS 44).
- Nelson Piquet: Brazilian race car driver, Formula One World Champion in 1981 and in 1983.
- Yann Gac: French dancer and actor.
- Guillermo Vilas: Argentinean tennis champion in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Dr Mario Theissen: German F1 team principal of BMW Sauber
- Aleksandr Maksimenkov: Russian footballer and coach (d. 2012)
- Mario Theissen: German engineer and businessman
- Fallout 1st used (NY Times)
- Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
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