What Happened on January 25, 1952

Historical Events

Cricket Debut

Test debut of great Australian cricket captain (62 Tests) and broadcaster Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Garland, American composer, and musicologist, born in Portland, Maine
  • Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sara Mandiano [Françoise Castellani], French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish-Icelandic politician (1st President of Iceland 1944-52) and poet, dies at 70
1952 Highlights

About January 25, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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