On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1952

Historical Events

  • Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • Giants Bob Elliott is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman completes his bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
  • Kitty Wells becomes 1st woman to reach #1 on Billboard Country chart with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"; stays at top for 15 weeks [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician, born in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
1952 Highlights

About August 23, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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