Thursday 14 August 1952
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Debbie Meyer and Mark C Lee.
The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while Winston Churchill by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books.
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- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Debbie Meyer: Annapolis, Maryland -- 200m / 400m / 800m swimmer (1968 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals).
- Mark C Lee: Viroqua, Wisconsin -- Major USAF / Astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98).
- Carl Lumbly: American actor.
- West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.
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