On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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