Friday August 15, 1952

US date format: 8/15/1952, UK date format: 15/8/1952

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 15, 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 Bernard Lacombe and Marc Hardy. The Crimson Pirate, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet Your Match.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Devon, United Kingdom A flashflood drenches the town of Lynmouth, killing 34 people.

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The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Country: United States of America

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Carrie

Carrie

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Country: United States of America

Un gallo en corral ajeno

Un gallo en corral ajeno

Directed by: Julián Soler

Starring: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marín, Andrés Soler, Julio Villarreal

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Mister Peepers

Mister Peepers

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Starring: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Country: United States of America

The Liberace Show

The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States of America

Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Directed by: Ryu Hoon

Boss Lady

Boss Lady

Directed by: Vanessa Lynn

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Books

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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel

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"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

Catherine Carter by Pamela Hansford Johnson

Catherine Carter

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Catherine Carter tells of two ardent people who loved each other passionately and who have to fight to bring their love to fulfilment.

Journey To The Far Pacific by Thomas E. Dewey

Journey To The Far Pacific

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"This book is an account of Dewey's trip to the Orient to view conditions first hand"

The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby

The Saracen Blade

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The story of Pietro di Donati, son of a 13th-century Sicilian peasant, who was born at almost the exact same moment as the Emperor Frederick.

The Shining Tides by Win Brooks

The Shining Tides

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281 pages. set in Cape Cod "It has vigor and a kind of splendor." From inside flap. BCE

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 15, 1952?

On August 15, 1952 several famous people were born including, Bernard Lacombe, Marc Hardy, Ger Hoeymakers.


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