On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1952

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Alan Turing's ground-breaking paper on mathematical biology “The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis” is published [1]

  • Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Meyer, American 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Mark C. Lee, American NASA astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin

Famous Weddings

Anthony Eden

UK Prime Minister Anthony Eden (55) weds UK prime minister's niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill (32) in a civil ceremony at Caxton Hall, London

1952 Highlights

About August 14, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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