On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1952

Historical Events

  • 106th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Thompson and trainer Neville Crump combine for their second GN with Teal winning at odds of 100/7 [1]
  • Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title

Famous Birthdays

  • Mitch Pileggi, American actor (The X-Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sandy Mayer, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1975; French Open doubles 1979), born in Portola Valley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (1922-41), dies at 80
  • Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
1952 Highlights

About April 5, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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