On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician (Leader of the Socialist Party), born in Oss, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74