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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1952?
- 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
- Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.
- Lydia Field Emmet: American painter (Born 1866).
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