Tuesday 19 August 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aric Seidel and Mark Thompson.
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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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Aric Seidel: American noted family, the son of actress Jean Hagan who played Danny Thomas' wife for three years on "Make Room For Daddy.
- Mark Thompson: American writer, editor and activist, his work centers around gay issues, particularly spirituality.
- Jonathan Frakes: American actor and director.
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