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)

Person of interestPete Farndon

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

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • 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? 68 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini