On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1952

Historical Events

  • St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, 46, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, 1-0 v Detroit Tigers in 12 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
  • Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
1952 Highlights

About August 6, 1952

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo