On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1952

Famous Birthdays

  • Elayne Boosler, American comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer, born in Roque Pérez, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), dies from a heart attack at 43
1952 Highlights

About August 18, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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