Saturday August 16, 1952

US date format: 8/16/1952, UK date format: 16/8/1952

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Philip Scott and Gianna Rolandi in New York City. 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

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

Events

  • Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.

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The Crimson Pirate

The Crimson Pirate

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States of America

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Country: United States of America

Penny Princess

Penny Princess

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde, A.E. Matthews, Reginald Beckwith

Big Jim McLain

Big Jim McLain

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Country: United States of America

Ahora soy rico

Ahora soy rico

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Pedro Infante, Marga López, Antonio Aguilar, Irma Dorantes

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Meet Your Match

Meet Your Match

Directed by: MARK STOLZENBERG

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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

Boss Lady

Boss Lady

Directed by: Vanessa Lynn

Days to next August 16

If August 16, 1952 is your birthday you're 67 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 days.
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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


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