Saturday 19 July 1952
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
- John Griesheimer: American politician.
- Alan Collins: Rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd).
- Dominic Muldowney: Composer.
- Allen Collins: American guitarist and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd The Rossington-Collins Band and Allen Collins Band) (d. 1990).
- Nancy Folbre: American economist and academic.
- Howard Donald Saunders in Danbury: Connecticut, USA; murderer (FBI Most Wanted List).
- Paint Your Wagon closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
- 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
- Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
- India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
- 26 – Washington D.C. is quotbuzzedquot by several alleged UFOs tracked on multiple radars. Jets scramble on several occasions and the objects take evasive action, only to return after the jets leave the area.ref name=DC_UFO_Flap
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