On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1952

Historical Events

  • Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, born in Al-Nabi Shayth, Lebanon (d. 1992)
  • Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • Andy Richards, British-Australian session and touring keyboard player ("Relax"; "Careless Whisper"), and producer, born in London, England
  • David Was [Weiss], American rock musician and producer (Was (Not Was) - "Walk The Dinosaur"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), dies at 74
1952 Highlights

About October 26, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio