On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1952

Historical Events

  • Hussein ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Whiting, English Formula 1 Race Director (Safety Delegate, Starter, head F1 Technical Dep't), born in Sevenoaks, Kent (d. 2019)
  • Chen Kaige, Chinese film director

Famous Deaths

  • David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
1952 Highlights

About August 12, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo