On This Day

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

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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
1952 Highlights

About April 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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