On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1952

Historical Events

Historic Event

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristina Raines [Tina Herazo], actress (Sentinel), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Eddie Manion, American touring and session rock saxophonist (Asbury Jukes; Disciples of Soul)
  • Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • William Finn, American theatrical composer, lyricist, and Tony Award Winner (Falsettos; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Divorces

Gene Tierney

Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

1952 Highlights

About February 28, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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