On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1952

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" published

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Frank Sedgman wins his second straight US title; beats American Gardnar Mulloy 6-1, 6-2, 6-3; last amateur major before turning pro in 1953
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maureen Connolly beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
1952 Highlights

About September 8, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo