On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole

Event of interestEvent of Interest

78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins his record fifth Derby

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Wells, Scottish athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Keiji Haino, Japanese rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter ( Fushitsusha), born in Chiba, Japan
1952 Highlights

About May 3, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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