What Happened on April 21, 1952

Historical Events

  • 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
  • BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated
1952 History

Famous Divorces

Clark Gable

American actor Clark Gable (50) and socialite Sylvia Ashley (47) divorce

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Banks, English actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • Stafford Cripps, British Labour politician, dies at 62

About April 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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