On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1952

Historical Events

Historic Event

Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia

Famous Deaths

George VI

George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), dies of a coronary thrombosis at 56

1952 Highlights

About February 6, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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