Friday 29 February 1952
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tim[othy] Powers and Raul Gonzalez.
Rancho Notorious, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Death Valley Days.
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- Tim[othy] Powers: United States -- Sci-fi author (Epitaph in Rust, Night Moves).
- Raul Gonzalez: Mexican 50km speed walker (world record).
- Raisa Smetanina: USSR -- Cross country skier (1976, 80, 92 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France.
- Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk and Paul Falk of Germany.
- Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood and Demmy (Great Britain).
- The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
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