Saturday 16 August 1952
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gianna Rolandi in New York City and Philip Scott.
The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- Gianna Rolandi in New York City: New York, USA; soprano (Der Rosenkavalier).
- Philip Scott: Movie Actor.
- Mahes Goonatilleke: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- Gianna Rolandi: American soprano and actress.
- Reginald VelJohnson: American actor and screenwriter.
- Lydia Field Emmet: American painter (Born 1866).
- Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.
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