On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1952

Historical Events

  • Having already won 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals, Czech star Emil Zátopek claims rare Olympic treble taking out Helsinki Games marathon in OR 2:23:03.2

Famous Birthdays

Pee-wee Herman

Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American comic actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • Roger Stone, American political lobbyist, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
1952 Highlights

About August 27, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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