What Happened on August 18, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nicholas John, dramaturge
  • Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas
  • Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43