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

Pete FarndonPete Farndon (1952-1983)

English rock bassist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), born in Hereford, England

  • 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
  • Tim Gorman, American session and touring rock piano and keyboard player (Jefferson Starship, 1992-95; The Who, 1982-84), and composer, born in San Francisco, California
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal (Archbishop of Munich who opposed Nazi regime), dies at 83

About June 12, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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