On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1952

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Boston Brave Warren Spahn ties NL record held by Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15 innings

  • General strike in Tunisia

World Record

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)

  • Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
  • US Open Men's Golf, Northwood GC: Julius Boros wins 1st of 3 majors by 4 shots from Ed Oliver

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragoo"), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party), dies at 88
  • John Kirby [Kirk], American jazz double-bassist and tuba player (Benny Goodman; "Undecided"), dies at 43
1952 Highlights

About June 14, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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