On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1952

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Skokie CC: Betsy Rawls defeats Betty Jameson, 1 up in the final

  • Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Judith Bingham, British mezzo-soprano, and contemporary classical composer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director (Bee Train Production), born in Tokyo
  • Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, dies at 56
1952 Highlights

About June 21, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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