What Happened on September 23, 1952

Historical Events

Music History

"Kaw-Liga" single recorded by Hank Williams

  • 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
  • Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62

Boxing Title Fight

Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title

Event of Interest

US vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech, defending the gift of a cocker spaniel to his daughters

1952 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rolf Smedvig, American classical trumpet player (Boston Symphony, 1971-81; Empire Brass, 1972-2015), and educator (Boston University), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2015)
Born in 1952

About September 23, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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