On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1952

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Actor Francis Ford
Francis Ford
  • 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • John Barrasso [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete and long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), dies at 51
1952 Highlights

About July 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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