On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1952

Historical Events

Historic Event

American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Dutch Minister of Justice Donker decides war criminal Willy Lages will not be executed but sentenced to life
  • Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph P. Kennedy II, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts 1987-99), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
1952 Highlights

About September 24, 1952

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

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