On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 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 classical musician
  • 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? 68 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini