On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy of Great Britain
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of West Germany
  • Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button of USA
  • The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Raisa Smetanina, Soviet cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976, 80, 92), born in Mokhcha, Russia
  • Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
  • Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality
  • Susan Sennett, American actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York