What Happened on January 20, 1952

Historical Events

  • British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Hill, English rock bassist (Judas Priest - "Breakin the Law"), born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • John Campbell, American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), 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? 71 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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