On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win
  • Norwegian speed skater Hjalmar Anderson wins his 3rd gold medal of the Oslo Winter Olympics when he claims the 10,000m in Olympic record 16:45.8; also wins gold in 1,500m and 5,000m

Famous Birthdays

  • Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Virginia
  • Veronica "Randy" Crawford, American vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)