On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1952

Historical Events

  • "New Faces of 1952" opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 365 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • James Herndon, American media psychologist

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Hearne, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), dies at 88
  • Frances Benjamin Johnston, American pioneering female photographer
1952 Highlights

About May 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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