On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1952

Historical Events

  • The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, dies at 84
1952 Highlights

About August 22, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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