On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1952

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Daniel Bautista, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1976; 3 x 20k WR holder), born in El Salado, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician (Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Kristoffer Tabori [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Moya Brennan [Máire Ní Bhraonáin], Irish folksinger and harpist (Clannad; Máire), born in Dublin, Ireland
1952 Highlights

About August 4, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo