On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Louise Brough 7-5, 6-3 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon crowns

Famous Birthdays

  • David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
1952 Highlights

About July 5, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer