On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1952

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • 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)
  • Emmett Ashford is certified to be first black umpire in organised baseball; has to wait until 1966 for MLB debut

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1952 Highlights

About February 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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