Sunday 31 August 1952
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edwy Plenel and Enzo Iacchetti.
Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952
while The Fancy Dress Party by Alberto Moravia was one of the best selling books.
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Edwy Plenel: French journalist, the editorial director at Le Monde newspaper.
- Enzo Iacchetti: Italian actor, comedian, television host and singer.
- Giuseppe Stefanel: Italian noted family, the son of Carlo Stafenel, who works in the family's clothing business.
- Kim Kashkashian: American viola player and educator.
- Herbert Reul: German politician.
- Rudolf Schenker: heavy metal rocker (Scorpions - "No One Like You").
- Bruce Soboroff: Chicago, Illinois -- Rocker (Buckinghams).
- Henri Bourassa: Canadian publisher and politician (d. 1952).
- The Grenzlandring racetrack closes in Wegberg, Germany.
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