On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1952

Historical Events

  • Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • United States goes 1-2 in the 500m speed skating at the Olso Winter Olympics with Ken Henry taking gold ahead of teammate Don McDermott; Norwegian Hjalmar Anderson dominates remaining 3 speed skating events

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
1952 Highlights

About February 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius