On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1952

Historical Events

  • Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Steve Gluzband, American Latin jazz trumpeter born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies
1952 Highlights

About July 27, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo