What Happened on April 23, 1952

Historical Events

Sports History

Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter

  • Crude oil pipeline from Kirkuk, Iraq to Banias, Syria completed
  • New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st game in relief & hits his only HR
1952 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lionel Johnston, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Narada Michael Walden, American rock, R&B, and jazz fusion musician and producer ("I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You)"; Divine Emotions"), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Schumann, German soprano, dies at 63
  • Julius Freed [Fried], American namesake and co-founder of Orange Julius fast food chain, dies at 64
  • Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, dies at 60

About April 23, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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