On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic silver 1972)

Famous Deaths

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