What Happened on June 16, 1952

Historical Events

  • Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Zaitsev, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold USSR pairs [Irina Rodnina] 1976, 80; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • George Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (2009-11), born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer ("Living Inside Myself"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Rob Kloet, Dutch pop drummer and singer (Nits - In the Dutch Mountains)
Born in 1952

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? 70 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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