On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1952

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajit De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket spin bowler (4 Tests), born in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
  • Cathy Rigby (McCoy), American gymnast (Olympics, 1968 & 1972), stage actress (Peter Pan), and sports commentator, born in Long Beach, California
  • Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician, born in Chiheru, Punjab, India
  • Sarah Douglas, British actress (Conan; Superman II; Falcon Crest), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (development of Hittitology), dies at 73
1952 Highlights

About December 12, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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