On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1952

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2001)
  • Thierry Le Luron, French humorist, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Will Hoy, English auto racer (British Touring Car C'ship 1991), born in Melbourn, England (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
1952 Highlights

About April 2, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries