Thursday 17 January 1952
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan rocker (Academy Award 1988 and Larry Fortensky.
Bend of the River, directed by Anthony Mann, 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.
On TV people were watching The Continental.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan rocker (Academy Award 1988: Yellow Magic Orchestra).
- Larry Fortensky: American former husband of Elizabeth Taylor.
- Darrell Porter: American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002).
- Ryuichi Sakamoto: Japanese pianist composer producer and actor (Yellow Magic Orchestra).
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