What Happened on December 8, 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • French troops shoot at anti-colonial demonstrators in Casablanca, Morocco, killing 50
  • Isaak Ben-Zwi elected President of Israel
1952 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Javier Cárdenas, Mexican soccer midfielder (12 caps; CD Guadalajara 215 games), born in Mexico City (d. 2022)
  • Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister, born in Penang, Malaysia
  • Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine), born in Birmingham, England
  • Richie Morales, American jazz-fusion drummer (Spyro Gyra. 1983-90 - "Morning Dance"), and college professor (SUNY, 12000-21), born in New York City
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Lightoller, British mariner (Second Officer of HMS Titanic), WWI Royal Navy officer, WWII Small Vessels Pool volunteer, dies of heart disease at 78

About December 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Here In My Heart - Al Martino