On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1952

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hubert de Givenchy presents his first collection in Paris with Bettina Graziani opening the show

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy

Famous Birthdays

  • Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler

Person of interestPark Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-17), born in Jung-gu, Taegu

1st Female President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
1st Female President of South Korea
Park Geun-hye

Famous Deaths

  • Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Johann Babtist Thaller, German composer, dies at 79
1952 Highlights

About February 2, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius