On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday

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 Deaths

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