On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Christine Jorgenson is the first known American to undergo a sex-change operation
  • KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias


Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), born in Vejle, Denmark
  • Julie Taymor, American director

Famous Deaths

  • Potti Sreeramulu, Indian revolutionary known as the Father of Andhra for conducting a 56 day hunger strike in support of a separate Telugu-speaking state, fasts to death at 51, sparking rioting and 3 days later Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to declare an intention to form Andhra Pradesh state
1952 Highlights

About December 15, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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