What Happened on July 19, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • John Griesheimer, American Republican politician, born in Saint Clair, Missouri
  • Robert A. Ficano, American politician and Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan