What Happened on September 19, 1952

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

Film & TV History

The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England


Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Ystad, Skåne County, Sweden
  • Nile Rodgers, American guitarist (Chic - "Le Freak"), and music producer (Sister Sledge; David Bowie -"Let's Dance"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Rhys Chatham, American guitarist, trumpeter, and composer (An Angel Moves Too Fast To See; A Crimson Grail), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Scott Colomby, American actor (Sons & Daughters- "Stash"; Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • Hugo Bezdek, Czech American College Football Hall of Fame coach (University of Oregon, University of Arkansas, Penn State; NFL: Cleveland Browns; MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 68
1952 Highlights

About September 19, 1952

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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