On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Comet from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers [1]
  • John Cage's "Water Music" (for a solo pianist, using a piano, a radio, whistles, water containers, and a deck of cards) premieres in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Baranski, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen (Rumors; The Good Wife; Cybill - "Maryann"; The Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress, born in Tokyo
1952 Highlights

About May 2, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus