On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • James Herndon, American media psychologist

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher