Monday 21 July 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Les Enfants Terribles, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 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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- St. Zoticus
- St. Victor of Marseilles
- St. Barhadbesciabus
- St. Arbogastus
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
- Singapore: Racial Harmony Day
- Guam: Liberation Day (1944)
- Bolivia: Martyrs' Day
- Belgium: National holiday (1831 - inauguration of LTopold I, first king of the Belgians)
- Robin Williams in Chicago: Illinois, USA; comedian (Mork and Mindy, Awakenings, Genie - Aladdin).
- Susannah Carr: Australian journalist.
- David Hasselhoff: American actor, a tall, handsome, macho "hunk.
- John Barrasso: American physician and politician.
- Camilia Veroni: Italian ecclesiastic called "the little flying nun," as she was the first sister in Europe to take flying lessons; she has always had a passion for all kinds of motors.
- 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
- Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
- A magnitude 7.5 earthquake (Richter scale) strikes Tehachapi, California, destroying unreinforced brick buildings.
- The European Coal and Steel Community is established.
- General Mohammed Naguib leads The Free Officers (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser – the real power behind the coup) in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.
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