Monday 18 February 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Juice Newton and Maurice Lucas.
Love Is Better Than Ever, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Life Is Worth Living.
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- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
- Juice Newton: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Maurice Lucas: American basketball player and coach (d. 2010).
- Randy Crawford: American singer.
- Jim Scholten
- Māra Zālīte: Latvian poet and writer.
- Juice Newton [Judy Cohen] in Virginia: USA; singer ("Angel of the Morning").
- Martin Taylor: English mathematician and academic.
- Bernard Valcourt: Canadian lawyer and politician.
- 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
- In Los Angeles, California, the 4th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Best Actor: Sid Caesar; Best Actress: Imogene Coca
- Greece and Turkey join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- Emmett Ashford becomes the first African American umpire in organized baseball, by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
- Winston Churchill scraps UK compulsory national Identity Cards.
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