On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st British nuclear test during Operation Hurricane at Monte Bello Island, Australia, UK becomes the world's third nuclear nation
  • 1st video recording on magnetic tape in Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
1952 Highlights

About October 3, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra