On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1952

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Adams, American trombone player (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), 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
1952 Highlights

About October 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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