On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1952

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of "The New Yorker"

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
1952 Highlights

About January 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius