Sunday 21 December 1952
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dennis Boutsikaris in Newark and Steve Furniss.
In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits.
My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while East Of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tagesschau.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1952 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Dennis Boutsikaris in Newark: New Jersey, USA; actor (Batteries Not Included).
- Steve Furniss: US swimmer (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Joaquin Andujar: Dominican baseball player.
- Joaquín Andújar: Dominican baseball player (d. 2015).
- WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Broadway Tunnel opens in San Francisco, California, USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1952 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
- The Night Before Christmas Song - Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry
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