On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (also known as "Vitameatavegamin") episode of "I Love Lucy" premieres, garnering 68% of US television viewers
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk for this novel "The Caine Mutiny"

Famous Birthdays

  • Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
1952 Highlights

About May 5, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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