On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

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