Monday 15 September 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Brodeur and Paula Duncan.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Jackie Gleason Show.
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Which were the important events of 15 September 1952 ?
- Bulgaria - The first day of school.
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
- The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
- Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Richard Brodeur: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster.
- Paula Duncan: Australian actress.
- Ratnajeevan Hoole: Sri Lankan engineer and academic.
- Kelly Keagy: American singer and drummer (Night Ranger).
- European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
- UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
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