Sunday 31 August 1952
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1952 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Enzo Iacchetti: Italian actor, comedian, television host and singer.
- Rudolf Schenker: heavy metal rocker (Scorpions - "No One Like You").
- Kim Kashkashian: American viola player and educator.
- Herbert Reul: German politician.
- Giuseppe Stefanel: Italian noted family, the son of Carlo Stafenel, who works in the family's clothing business.
- Edwy Plenel: French journalist, the editorial director at Le Monde newspaper. He was allegedly involved in wire-tapping activities of the Élysée (The Élysée in France is like the White House in the U.S.). Plenel resigned from Le Monde in November 2004, and is currently the editor-in-chief of Mediapart, an Internet-based subscription journal which he founded in 2008. In December 2012, his journal accused the minister of budget, Jérôme Cahuzac, of tax fraud, by holding a secret off-shore bank account.
- Bruce Soboroff: Chicago, Illinois -- Rocker (Buckinghams)
- Henri Bourassa: Canadian publisher and politician (d. 1952).
- The Grenzlandring racetrack closes in Wegberg, Germany.
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