On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1952

Historical Events

  • Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

Famous Birthdays

  • Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Russell J. Wintner, American film executive

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Lauber, Swiss concert pianist and composer, dies at 87
1952 Highlights

About May 28, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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