On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed

Famous Birthdays

  • Lionel Johnston, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Narada Michael Walden, American rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tony Maselli, American fictional character on "Who's the Boss"

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies
  • Julius Freed, American inventor and banker, dies at 64
  • Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, dies at 60