Wednesday 17 September 1952
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Sanders and Jérôme Bonaldi.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, 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 Jackie Gleason Show.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Steve Sanders: Richland, Georgia -- Country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira).
- Jérôme Bonaldi: French Corsican journalist and radio-TV presenter.
- I am an American Day andConstitution Day renamed Citizenship Day
- In the USA, "I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day".
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