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January 3rd, 1952.

January 3rd, 1952, was a Thursday. It was day 3 of 1952. The decade was the Fifties.

70 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since January 3rd, 1952.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on January 3rd, 1952.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: January 3rd, 1952

The best-selling single on January 3rd, 1952 was "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads.

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Take me back to January 3rd, 1952!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 3rd, 1952, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In music, the song "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is currently the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets.

In Asia, the Korean War is raging on between South Korea and North Korea. Because it's 1952, radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Leroy Anderson, Kay Starr, Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads, Jo Stafford, Vera Lynn, Al Martino, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Fisher and Patti Page. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Hank Williams would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Beulah", "You Bet Your Life", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and "Sky King". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Crusader Rabbit". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Toy Guns, Tiny Tears (doll) and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 3rd, 1952.

  • Movies from 1952.

    Movies from 1952.

    The most popular movies of 1952 included the likes of The Greatest Show on Earth, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Hans Christian Andersen, Ivanhoe, Sailor Beware, Moulin Rouge, Jumping Jacks and The Quiet Man.

  • 1952 in music.

    1952 in music.

    The radio stations in 1952 were dominated by artists such as Leroy Anderson, Kay Starr, Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads, Jo Stafford, Vera Lynn, Al Martino, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Fisher and Patti Page.

  • Elizabeth II.

    Elizabeth II.

    Queen Elizabeth II was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1952. This followed her succession to the throne after the death of her father King George VI in February, 1952.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War.

    During this period of time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.

  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high.

    Cases of Polio were particularly high during this period of time and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 70 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since January 3rd, 1952.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1952.
  • Leap Year: 1952 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: A person born on January 3rd, 1952 will be 70 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1952 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 3rd, 1952.

  • December 16th, 1951: More than 80 people lose their lives after a "massive icy blast" hits the United States.
  • December 18th, 1951: Communist forces in Korea hand over a list of 11,559 prisoner names to the United Nations.
  • December 23rd, 1951: NFL: The Los Angeles Rams win the 1951 NFL Championship Game by defeating the Cleveland Browns 24-17.
  • December 26th, 1951: The adventure film "The African Queen" is released.
  • December 30th, 1951: The first episode of The Roy Rogers Show is aired.
  • This date: January 3rd, 1952
  • January 11th, 1952: The musical comedy film "An American in Paris" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3rd, 1952, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1952 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3rd, 1952 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 3rd, 1952.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1952.

TV shows from January, 1952.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

Racket Squad
Racket Squad
Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Beulah
Beulah
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1952.

1952 saw the introduction of cars such as the Datsun DC-3, the Lincoln Capri, the Hudson Wasp, the Škoda 1200, the Ford F-Series (second generation) and the Wolseley 4/44.

Cars in 1952.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 3rd, 1952.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1952.

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1952.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1952.

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal

Colorforms
Colorforms

Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1952.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 3rd, 1958 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 3rd.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Author. Deceased
Born on January 3rd, 1892
He turned 60 on this day in 1952.

Mel Gibson

Actor.
Born on January 3rd, 1956
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Michael Schumacher

Formula One driver.
Born on January 3rd, 1969
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Jonny Evans

Soccer player.
Born on January 3rd, 1988
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Jisoo

South Korean singer.
Born on January 3rd, 1995
She was born exactly 43 years after this date.

Florence Pugh

Actress.
Born on January 3rd, 1996
She was born exactly 44 years after this date.

Greta Thunberg

Environmental activist.
Born on January 3rd, 2003
She was born exactly 51 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 3rd, 1952.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 3rd, 1952 was most likely conceived around April 12th, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3rd, 1952 is close to September 25th, 1952.

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Stats for January 3rd, 1952

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 3rd, 1952.

  • A total of 25,909 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,701 weeks have passed.
  • 2,238,537,600 seconds have passed since the January 3rd, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,611,627,200 times.
  • Since January 3rd, 1952, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,155,085,401,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 373,089,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 192,514,234 steps. That's about 85,562 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,862,451 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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