What Happened on July 4, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Frank Sedgman wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Czech Jaroslav Drobný 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Louise Brough 7-5, 6-3 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon crowns

Famous Birthdays

  • Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician (31st President of Colombia), born in Medellín, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Long, American actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), dies at 73