Saturday 13 December 1952
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Rouaud and Junkyard Dog.
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 Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Flower Pot Men.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Jean Rouaud: French author.
- Junkyard Dog: American football player and wrestler (d. 1998).
- Larry Kenon: American basketball player.
- John Francome: English jockey and sportscaster.
- Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog): American professional wrestler (d. 1998).
- Nancy Tellem: American businesswoman, President of CBS Paramount Television Network Entertainment Group.
- Sylvester Ritter: Wrestler.
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