On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1952

Historical Events

  • At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British

Famous Birthdays

  • Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Thomas Edward Henderson, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Newberry, South Carolina,

Famous Deaths

  • Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
1952 Highlights

About January 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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