What Happened on January 21, 1952

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

  • William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of "The New Yorker"

Famous Birthdays

  • Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), born in Mexicali, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist

Famous Deaths

  • Katie Sandwina [Katie Brumbach], Austrian-American weight-lifter (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus), dies at 67
1952 Highlights

About January 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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