On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1952

Historical Events

  • King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Randall, Canadian film and TV composer, 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


Person of interestEva 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

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón

1952 Highlights

About July 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo