Tuesday 1 July 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dan Aykroyd and Steve Shutt.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover by Herbert Hoover was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mister Peepers.
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Dan Aykroyd: Canadian actor.
- Steve Shutt: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster.
- Frédéric Thiriez: French soccer official, president of the Professional Football League from 2002, and president of the Association of European Football Leagues from 25 October 2013.
- Brian George (actor)
- Timothy Tobias: American pianist and composer (d. 2006).
- Timothy J Tobias: American composer and musician (d. 2006).
- Ronald Hedbany: American police officer for 13 years who was shot and killed by a bank robber fleeing from a holdup at the Milwaukee-Glendale border, WI; he died on the way to the hospital.
- David Lane: American white nationalist (Born 1938).
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