On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1952

Historical Events

  • Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • George Axelrod's play "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Famous Birthdays

  • John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player, born in Petrolia, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
1952 Highlights

About November 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio