On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 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
  • XV Summer Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • (Larken) Allen Collins, American southern rock guitarist, and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"; "Gimme Three Steps"; Rossington-Collins Band - "Don't Misunderstand Me"), 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
1952 Highlights

About July 19, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer