What Happened on June 12, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestPete Farndon

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

Musician Pete Farndon
Pete Farndon
  • Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush

Famous Deaths

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