On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1952

Historical Events

  • Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Wales wins Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam & Triple Crown with a 9-5 win over France at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Costas, American sportscaster and talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer, worked with Patti Smith, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, dies at 81
1952 Highlights

About March 22, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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