On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1952

Historical Events

  • Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Annette O'Toole, American actress (Cat People, Superman III), born in Houston, Texas
  • Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2016)
  • Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer, born in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian American playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) and novelist (The Paul Street Boys), dies at 74
1952 Highlights

About April 1, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries