Monday 14 January 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sydney Barrows and Maureen Dowd.
The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while Venture To The Interior by Laurens Van Der Post was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Joseph Schildkraut Presents.
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- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Sydney Barrows: American noted family, the ancestor of one of the oldest family names in America.
- Maureen Dowd: American award-winning columnist for the New York Times.
- Calin Popescu-Tariceanu: ex-Prime Minister of Romania.
- Sydney Biddle Barrow: Madam / autohr (Mayflower Madam).
- Konstantinos Iosifidis: Greek footballer and football manager.
- Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu: Romanian engineer and politician 60th Prime Minister of Romania.
- Artur Kapp: Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1952).
- Today Show premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
- Rationing of coffee in the Netherlands ends
- Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26.
- NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
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