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June 29, 1952 – Finnish contestant Armi Kuusela wins the title of Miss Universe.

June 29, 1952 – Finnish contestant Armi Kuusela wins the title of Miss Universe.

Marshal Mannerheim's speech in Viipuri. 1938

Marshal Mannerheim's speech in Viipuri. 1938

Tapio Rautavaara (1915-1979), a Finnish athlete, singer and actor. He was born in 1915 and was brought up by his mother. His sports were javelin and archery; in javelin he won five Finnish championships and a gold in the 1948 London Olympics. In archery he won a team world championship in 1958, a Finnish team championship in 1956 and a personal Finnish championship in 1955. He is one of the most popular Finnish popular music performers ever, and his music is still dearly loved. - Finland

Tapio Rautavaara (1915-1979), a Finnish athlete, singer and actor. He was born in 1915 and was brought up by his mother. His sports were javelin and archery; in javelin he won five Finnish championships and a gold in the 1948 London Olympics. In archery he won a team world championship in 1958, a Finnish team championship in 1956 and a personal Finnish championship in 1955. He is one of the most popular Finnish popular music performers ever, and his music is still dearly loved. - Finland

Greta Kukkonen was  Gregory Peck's first wife and the Finns were very proud that he had married a Finnish woman, but then he changed her for a younger French woman.

Greta Kukkonen was Gregory Peck's first wife and the Finns were very proud that he had married a Finnish woman, but then he changed her for a younger French woman.

Suomi 100 -juhalan isäntäpari.

Suomi 100 -juhalan isäntäpari.

Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen flew high above the crowd and competition to win three gold medals.

Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen flew high above the crowd and competition to win three gold medals.

Finnish artist, Hugo Simberg,  with his sister Blenda, photo taken by the artist with the aid of delayed-action release. 1896 - Finland .. What an impish grin!

Finnish artist, Hugo Simberg, with his sister Blenda, photo taken by the artist with the aid of delayed-action release. 1896 - Finland .. What an impish grin!

Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) | Twitter

Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) | Twitter

Helena Kara ja Tauno Palo Valkoiset ruusut elokuva vuodelta 1943.jpg

Helena Kara ja Tauno Palo Valkoiset ruusut elokuva vuodelta 1943.jpg

Anneli Sauli ja Saulo Haarla - 'Hilja maitotyttö' 1953 -ohjaus Toivo Särkkä

Anneli Sauli ja Saulo Haarla - 'Hilja maitotyttö' 1953 -ohjaus Toivo Särkkä

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