Monday October 20, 1952: on this day

October 20, 1952 was the 294th day of the year 1952, under the sign of Libra and the day of the week was Monday.

Is October 20, 1952 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, the zodiac sign and moon phase on October 20, 1952, who was born and died on October 20, 1952, what holidays and observances are celebrated on October 20, 1952, which were the most popular songs (ex. Yours (Quierme Mucho) by Vera Lynn), movies (e.g. Kansas City Confidential, directed by Phil Karlson), TV series (e.g. Huckleberry Finn) books and videogames back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 20th, 1952 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What day of the week was October 20, 1952?

October 20, 1952 was a Monday and it was the 294th day of the year 1952 in the Gregorian calendar.

October 20, 1952 can also be written as 10/20/1952 in the US and as 20/10/1952 in UK and Europe.

October 20, 1952 in October 1952 calendar


October 20, 1952: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on October 20, 1952:

  • 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.
  • The governor of kenya evelyn baring declares a state of emergency and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the mau mau uprising.

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October 20, 1952: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for October 20th is Libra.

Libra is the 7th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between September 23rd and October 22nd belong to the Libra sign: discover Libra personality and who should a Libra marry.

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio.

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October 20, 1952: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for October 20, 1952 is Dragon and the associated element is Water.

Discover the Dragon personality and how the Water Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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Discover the planets positions on October 20th, 1952 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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October 20, 1952: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on October 20, 1952 was New Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on October 20, 1952 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on October 20, 1952 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 10% full, rising at 08:08 am and setting at 06:23 pm.

The previous full moon was on Oct 03, 1952 while the next full moon would come on Nov 01, 1952.

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Who was born on October 20, 1952?

Famous people born on October 20, 1952:

  • Goran Petrović

    Renowned Serbian novelist and poet.

  • Daliya Itzik

    Israeli politician who served as the first female Speaker of the Knesset.

  • Sequoia

    Sequoia is a prominent American venture capitalist known for founding Sequoia Capital, one of the most successful venture capital firms in...

  • Melanie Mayron

    American actress and director.

  • Derek Ridgers

    English photographer and art director.

  • Wilma Salgado

    Ecuadorian politician and economist.

  • Dave Collins

    Baseball player.

  • Jeb Bradley


  • Melanie Mayron in Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania, usa; actress ("thirty something", car wash, missing).

  • Dave McLelland


  • Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov

    Russian cosmonaut.

  • Victoria Settembrino

    American astrologer, who wrote articles for true astrology fall 1983.

  • Hartmut Enke
  • Eliane Giardini
  • Renato Martinoni
  • Angelika Noack

Whose famous birthday is on October 20th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on October 20th:

  • Tom Petty
    Tom Petty

    Tom petty was an american musician known for being the lead vocalist of tom petty and the heartbreakers, and for hits like 'free fallin' and...

  • Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg

    American rapper, the embodiment aeur(tm),90s gangster rap.

  • Takayuki Yamada
    Takayuki Yamada

    Takayuki yamada is a japanese actor and singer known for his roles in popular japanese films and television series.

  • Viggo Mortensen
    Viggo Mortensen

    American actor.

  • John Krasinski
    John Krasinski

    American screenwriter, actor, and director.

  • Dannii Minogue
    Dannii Minogue

    Danii minogue is an australian singer-actor, younger sister to kylie minogue, and ex-partner of actor julian mcmahon.

  • Richard Loncraine
    Richard Loncraine

    English screenwriter and director.

  • Thomas Newman
    Thomas Newman

    Actor/composer (cape fear) dies at 60 from a heart attack.

  • Nargis Fakhri
    Nargis Fakhri

    Nargis fakhri is a model and actress known for her work in bollywood films such as rockstar and main tera hero.

  • Roger Hanin
    Roger Hanin

    French actor and film director.

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October 20, 1952: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 71 years 6 months old,

or 858 months and 3 days old,

or 3731 weeks and 1 day old,

or 26118 days old,

if you were born on October 20, 1952.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane: discover what the world looked like when you turned 18 years old, 30 years old, 40 years old

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on October 20, 1952?

There are 180 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Sunday October 20th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on October 20, 1952?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on October 20, 1952.


October 20, 1952: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on October 20, 1952:

  • Basil Radford
    Basil Radford

    Actor (whisky galore dead of night), is killed at 55.

  • Philip W. Sergeant
  • Enrico Bayon
  • Michail Ivanovič Rostovcev
  • Michael Rostovtzeff

What famous deaths happened on October 20th?

Famous deaths on October 20th:

  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster

    Actor elmer gantry dies at 80 from a heart attack.

  • Joel McCrea
    Joel McCrea

    American actor, with over 100 films, who began his career as a horse-wrangler in westerns.

  • Jack Elam
    Jack Elam

    American actor in films such as "the sundowners," kismet, and gunfight at the o.k.

  • Jane Wyatt
    Jane Wyatt

    American singer and actress (d. 2006).

  • Anthony Quayle
    Anthony Quayle

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Michael Massee
    Michael Massee

    American actor (b. 1952)[55].

  • Eberhard Feik
    Eberhard Feik

    German actor (tatort) dies at 50.

  • Junko Tabei

    Japanese female mountaineer is the first to climb mount everest.

  • Lynard Skynyrd

    Founder of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who later ventured into entrepreneurship.

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October 20, 1952: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on October 20, 1952:

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Bahá'f Faith - Holy Day - the Báb
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October 20, 1952: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on October 20, 1952 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week October 20th and October 26th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

October 20, 1952: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on October 20, 1952 was Yours (Quierme Mucho) by Vera Lynn, according to the music chart for the week October 20th and October 26th.

October 20, 1952: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on October 20, 1952 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week October 20th and October 26th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Yours (Quierme Mucho)

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October 20, 1952: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on October 20, 1952 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Country: United States of America

The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Pietro Francisci

Starring: Leonora Ruffo, Gino Cervi, Gino Leurini, Marina Berti

Operation Secret

Operation Secret

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter, Karl Malden

The Steel Trap

The Steel Trap

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale, Walter Sande

The Assassin

The Assassin

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Richard Todd, Eva Bartok, John Gregson, George Coulouris

October 20, 1952: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on October 20, 1952 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

Release year: 1952

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Operation Diplomat

Operation Diplomat

Release year: 1952

Directed by: John Guillermin

All Aboard

All Aboard

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Fred Levine

The Bob Hope Show

The Bob Hope Show

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Jack Shea

Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Al Lewis

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States of America

October 20, 1952: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on October 20, 1952 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

From Under My Hat by Hedda Hopper

From Under My Hat


Hedda is a great person and knows everything. She tells the truth about her friends and enemies, as well as herself. This bold and honest life story is a great example of how to tell it.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

Hemlock And After by Angus Wilson

Hemlock And After


The Times Literary Supplement called Hemlock and After, upon its publication in 1952, 'a novel with remarkable power and literary skill that deserves to be judged according to the highest standards'.

The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog

The Distant Shore


This is a story about war, sea, soldiers and friendships.

The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet

The Great Enterprise




Who was the US President on October 20, 1952?

On October 20, 1952 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 1952?

On October 20, 1952 the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 20, 1952?

On October 20, 1952 the Pope was Pius XII.


What is special about October 20th?

October 20th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 20th day of the month of October. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on October 20th, such as:

  • 2018 - After a rafting accident in a swollen river, four americans are killed in costa rica.
  • 2017 - Syrian civil war: battle of raqa (2017): the syrian democratic forces announce "total liberation of raqa", previously isil's capital.
  • 2016 - Turkish military intervention in the syrian civil war: turkish jets hit kurdish-led syrian democratic forces (sdf) militia with 26 airstrikes in three recently-captured-from-isil villages west of al-bab and northeast of aleppo. according to the turkish general staff, 160-200 people have been killed. the syrian observatory for human rights reports that 11 people were killed and many more were injured. (reuters),

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What happened in 1952?

1952 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Mr Potato Head, introduced
  • 1st black executive of a major TV station
  • Gerald D Lascelles (under English Princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

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What was the calendar for October 1952?

October 1952 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with October being the 10th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how October 1952 calendar looked like.

Monday October 20, 1952