On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1952

Historical Events

  • Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), dies from a heart attack at 55
1952 Highlights

About October 20, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra