On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1952

Historical Events

  • British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The NBA's first superstar George Mikan scores a career high 61 points leading the Minneapolis Lakers to a 91-81 double-overtime victory over the Rochester Royals

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Hill, English musician (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law), born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • Paul Stanley, American musician (KISS-Beth), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Farwell, American composer, dies at 74
1952 Highlights

About January 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius