On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1952

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm 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? 68 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo