On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1952

Historical Events


Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BC

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Duane, American sci-fi author (Door into Fire), born in New York City
  • George Strait, American country singer ("All My Exes Live in Texas"), born in Pearsall, Texas
  • Jeana Yeager, American aviator (1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Martin Hoke, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio), born in Lakewood, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Rossetter Gleason Cole, American composer, dies at 86
1952 Highlights

About May 18, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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