On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1952

Historical Events

  • Boston Brave Warren Spahn ties NL record held by Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15 innings
  • General strike in Tunisia
  • 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, American actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 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
1952 Highlights

About June 14, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini