On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Slick [Frank Madeloni] American rock guitarist (David Bowie; Phantom, Rocker & Slick), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
1952 Highlights

About October 1, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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