Friday 5 December 1952
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andy Kim and Bobby Barth.
In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits.
Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Houses In Between by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Flower Pot Men.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Andy Kim: Canadian singer, songwriter.
- Bobby Barth: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Blackfoot and Axe).
- Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
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