What Happened on August 20, 1952

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Fieger, American singer–songwriter (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Oak Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • John Clayton, American session and jazz bassist, arranger, composer (Clayton Brothers; Diana Krall), and classical double bassist (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Venice, California
  • John Emburey, English cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988), born in Peckham, London
  • John Hiatt, American singer and songwriter ("Have a Little Faith in Me"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Rudy Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Brothers - "Broken Lady"), born in Olney, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), dies at 56
1952 Highlights

About August 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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