On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1952

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

1st sporting event televised nationally - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

Famous Birthdays

  • Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
1952 Highlights

About June 5, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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