On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday

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 KiichirĊ, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, dies at 84