On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1952

Historical Events

Film Release

"High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released

  • 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
1952 Highlights

About July 24, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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