Wednesday 27 August 1952
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman) and Corinne Desarzens.
Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, 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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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman): American actor.
- Corinne Desarzens: French writer and journalist born to Swiss parents.
- Marc Gould: American artist, painter, "magic box" maker.
- Paul Reubens: American comedian better known as Pee-Wee Herman, playing a winsome, goofy young man in a tight suit and lipstick, googly eyes and a smirk, popular with kids and those who appreciate broad physical comedy.
- Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
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