What Happened on May 15, 1952

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0
  • Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners

Famous Birthdays

  • Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • Italo Montemezzi, Italian composer (L'amore dei tre re), dies at 76

About May 15, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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