On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday

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- )