Monday 5 May 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Cornelison and Campbell McComas.
Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while Hold Back The Night by Pat Frank was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Reflets de Cannes.
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Michael Cornelison
- Campbell McComas: Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005).
- Louis Cortelezzi: rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille).
- Willem Witteveen: Dutch politician, he died in the Crash of Malaysia Airlines in Ukraine.
- Jorge Llopart: Spanish race walker.
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
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