On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 5th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "La Ronde" Best Film

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Henley, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)