Tuesday 26 August 1952
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Kinsella and Willie Rush.
Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- John Kinsella: USA, swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Willie Rush: Rocker (Asbury Jukes).
- Jacques Bocage: French gangster.
- Michael Jeter: American award-winning character actor, openly gay, who died from complications of HIV/AIDS on March 30, 2003 at his Hollywood Hills Home.
- Bryon Baltimore: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Will Shortz: American journalist and puzzle creator
- Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
- A British passenger jet makes a return crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.
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