On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • 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)