What Happened on May 8, 1952

Historical Events

  • 5th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "La Ronde" Best Film
  • Revival of Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's musical "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

Music Premiere

Revival of George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's musical political satire "Of Thee I Sing", directed by Kaufman, opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances

1952 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Henley, American actress and playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Charles J. Camarda, American astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey center (Boston Bruins and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (New Jersey Devils, 1987-95; Colorado Avalanche, 1995-2022), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2022)
Born in 1952

Famous Deaths

  • William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), dies at 73

About May 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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