Saturday 1 November 1952
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daisy Morgan .
Montana Belle, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching My Hero.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Dixie Lee American actress: dancer, and singer (Born 1911).
- 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific Fusion occurs for 1st time on Earth
- First hydrogen device exploded by US at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
- Operation Ivy : The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed ''Mike'' [''M'' for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.
- Kamchatka earthquake: An 8.25 Richter scale (9.0 moment magnitude scale) earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Soviet Union, equal only to the 2011 Japanese earthquake.
- United States presidential election, 1952: Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democrat Adlai Stevenson (correctly predicted by the UNIVAC computer).
- The U.S. National Security Agency is founded.
- The Pace-Finletter MOU 1952: Memorandum of understanding is signed between ampquot...Air Force Secretary Finletter and Army Secretary Pace that established a fixed wing weight limit for the Army of five thousand pounds empty, but weight restrictions on helicopters were eliminated...ampquot( ''Pushing the Envelope'', p. 196)
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