On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1952

Historical Events

  • King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Sports History

Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Randall, American-Canadian film, stage and broadcast composer (The Irrelevant Show; Poetry In Motion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lyudmila Maslakova, Soviet relay runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Astrakhan
  • Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California

Famous Deaths

Eva Perón

Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", dies of cancer at 33

1952 Highlights

About July 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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