On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1952

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Joe Strummer [Mellor], British punk rock lead singer and songwriter (The Clash - "Rock the Casbah";"Lost in the Supermarket"; "London Calling"), born in Ankara, Turkey (d. 2002)
  • Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana

Famous Deaths

  • Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
1952 Highlights

About August 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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