On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1952

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI

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


Person of interestGeorge VI

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

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI

1952 Highlights

About February 6, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius