On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1952

Historical Events

  • Killer fogs begin in London, England; the term "Smog" is coined
  • Walter P. Reuther chosen chairman of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald M. Sega, American professor of systems engineering and astronaut (STS 60, 76), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • James E. Norris, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 72
  • Karen Horney, German-American neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
1952 Highlights

About December 4, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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