What Happened on March 27, 1952

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Assassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

  • Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1952 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), born in Herkimer, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jim Bolla Jr., American college basketball coach (UNLV Women 1982-96; Uni of Hawaii 2004-09), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • Rocky Maffit, American percussionist (Champaign)
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Kiichirō Toyoda, Japanese businessman and automobile maker (Toyota Motor Corporation). dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 57

About March 27, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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