On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US

  • 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • American alpine skier Andrea Mead-Lawrence is only multi-gold medallist at the Oslo Winter Olympics when she wins the slalom, after taking out the inaugural giant slalom
  • Britain's Jeannette Altwegg wins the Olympic women’s figure skating gold medal at the Olso Winter Games ahead of American Tenley Albright, who goes on to win in Cortina d'Ampezzo (1956)

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20