On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1952

  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 9 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker & author, born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr., Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
  • Jan 16 Fuad II of Egypt, last King of Egypt and Sudan (1952-53), born in Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American biochemist & advocate of intelligent design, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 24 William F. Readdy, American astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79), born in Quonset Point, Rhode Island
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, English headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter, born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (d. 1969)

About January 1952

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Dragon (Jan 27 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)