Monday 20 October 1952
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Collins and Dave McLelland.
Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Far Country by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Victory at Sea.
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- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Dave Collins: Baseball player.
- Dave McLelland: NHL.
- Melanie Mayron in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Thirty Something, Car Wash, Missing).
- Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov: Russian Cosmonaut.
- Victoria Settembrino: American astrologer who has written articles for "True Astrology," Fall, 1983.
- Basil Radford: Actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55.
- Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
- Governor Evelyn Baring declares a state of emergency in Kenya and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.
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