On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Chinese premier Zhou Enlai

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas

Famous Deaths

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