Monday May 12, 1952

US date format: 5/12/1952, UK date format: 12/5/1952

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1952). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Canute Edwards and Norbert Stolzenburg. Clash by Night, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sand Castle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.

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Movies

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Clash by Night

Clash by Night

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States of America

Lovely to Look At

Lovely to Look At

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Marge Champion

Stolen Face

Stolen Face

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, André Morell, Mary Mackenzie

Skirts Ahoy!

Skirts Ahoy!

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Esther Williams, Joan Evans, Vivian Blaine, Barry Sullivan

Paula

Paula

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Loretta Young, Kent Smith, Alexander Knox, Tommy Rettig

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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Here in My Heart

TV Series

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The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle

Directed by: Co Hoedeman

Chance of a Lifetime

Chance of a Lifetime

Directed by: Bernard Miles

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

On Guard

On Guard

Directed by: Philippe de Broca

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

Directed by: Lorenzo Sartini

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1952 is your birthday you're 68 years, 2 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell

The Devil'S Advocate

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The magnificent, tumultuous epic of one man's battle against a world of treachery and corruption.

The President'S Lady by Irving Stone

The President'S Lady

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In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."

Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram

Gods, Graves And Scholars

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As stated by the author, "My book was written without scholarly pretensions. My aim was to portray the dramatic qualityes of archeology, its human side."

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea

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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Swimming Pool

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Just as Lois Maynard is about to sell the family's summer home, her domineering and troubled older sister, Judith, returns and a mysterious murder disrupts the household.


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