Tuesday 17 June 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sergio Marchionne and Fabienne Thibeault.
Clash by Night, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Struggle For Europe by Chester Wilmot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I've Got a Secret.
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Sergio Marchionne: Italian-born business executive with dual citizenship in Canada and Italy, he is credited with turning around Fiat.
- Fabienne Thibeault: Canadian singer from Quebec, she sang in "Starmania", the French version of Tycoon, composed by Michel Berger.
- Mike Milbury: American ice hockey player, coach and executive.
- Estelle Morris: Baroness Morris of Yardley English educator and politician Secretary of State for Education.
- Alberto Williams: Argentine Composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89.
- 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
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