Monday 17 March 1952, St. Patrick's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Ashimolowo and Susie Allanson.
Los olvidados, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Death Valley Days.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
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