On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1952

Historical Events

  • Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • George Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (2009-11), born in St Paul, Minnesota
  • Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
1952 Highlights

About June 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini