What Happened on April 15, 1952

Historical Events

  • Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-0 for a 4-0 series sweep
  • The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer, born in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
  • Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sam McMurray, American actor (Tracey Ullman), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

Jackie Coogan

American actor Jackie Coogan (37) weds American dancer Dorothea "Dodie" Lamphere (38) [exact day unconfirmed]

1952 Highlights

About April 15, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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