On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1952

Historical Events

  • Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points
  • Norway goes 1-2 in the men’s ski jumping event at the Oslo Winter Olympics with Arnfinn Bergmann winning gold ahead of teammate Torbjørn Falkanger

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Dean, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl 1979–81, 83; First-team All-Pro 1980, 81; Super Bowl 1981, 84; SD Chargers, SF 49ers), born in Arcadia, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Olympic silver 1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
1952 Highlights

About February 24, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces