Thursday 18 September 1952
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dee Dee Ramone and Rick Pitino.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Four Star Playhouse.
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- Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
- RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
- In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Dee Dee Ramone: American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002).
- Rick Pitino: American basketball player and coach of the Celtics and Knicks and several colleges, who led the University of Kentucky to an NCAA championship in 1986.
- Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos: Greek politician.
- Hippoliet Daeye: Flemish Painter (Dreamy).
- The Soviet Union vetoes Japan's application for membership in the United Nations.
- Negotiations for a ceasefire in Korea are postponed.
- A three-train crash at Harrow railway station in England kills 112 people.
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