Tuesday 18 November 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Beattie and Claudio Capone.
Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Terry and the Pirates.
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Which were the important events of 18 November 1952 ?
- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Peter Beattie: Australian lawyer and politician 36th Premier of Queensland.
- Claudio Capone: Italian-born Scottish voice actor (Born 1952).
- Delroy Lindo: English actor and director.
- Paul Eluard: French communist / poet, dies at 56.
- Jomo Kenyatta is arrested in Kenya for an alleged connection to the Mau Mau uprising.
- Slánský trials: A series of Stalinist and largely anti-Semitic show trials are held in Czechoslovakia.
- A fireball crashes in a backyard in Havelock North, New Zealand.
- The first official passenger flight over the North Pole is made from Los Angeles to Copenhagen.
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