On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1952

Historical Events

  • Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Rush, American guitarist (Asbury Jukes; Serge Gainesbourg), born in Deal, New Jersey
  • John Kinsella, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Will Shortz, American crossword editor (New York Times), born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
1952 Highlights

About August 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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