Friday 21 November 1952
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lorna Luft and Deborah Shelton in Washington DC.
Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Terry and the Pirates.
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- Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Hello Day
- Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
- R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
- World Television Day
- Lorna Luft: American actress, singer, dancer and member of a noted family, the daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, half-sister to Liza Minnelli.
- Deborah Shelton in Washington DC: USA; actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double).
- Eamonn Coghlan: Ireland -- 1500m runner (1976 Olympics - 4th Place).
- Lorna Luft in Scarsdale: New York, USA; singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980).
- Suzanne Steffen: American noted family, the daughter of actress Jane Powell and her broker, Geary Steffen.
- Mervyn Davies: Baron Davies of Abersoch Welsh banker and politician.
- Janne Kristiansen: Norwegian lawyer and jurist.
- William Green: American union leader, president of the AFL for 12 years, while membership declined from four million in 1930 to half that number by 1933.
- 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
- Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
- First US postage stamp in two colors (rotary process) introduced.
- A show trial in Czechoslovakia sentences 11 ex-communist officials (all of them Jews) to death.
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