On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1952

Historical Events

  • Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)

Famous Weddings

  • Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

Famous Deaths

  • Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch cellist, pianist and composer, dies at 56
1952 Highlights

About July 2, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer