On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1952

Historical Events

  • 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)

Pete Farndon

Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

  • Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany
  • Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
1952 Highlights

About June 12, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini