January 11, 1952

January 11, 1952, was a Friday. It was the 11th day of 1952. The decade was the fifties.

71 years, 10 months, and 17 days have passed since January 11, 1952.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on January 11, 1952?

  • The musical comedy film "An American in Paris" is released in movie theaters.
Music charts

Top song: January 11, 1952

The best-selling single on January 11, 1952 was "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads.

Play the top singles from 1952
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1952. Take a trip back to the days of Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, Patti Page and Joni James.


This date occurred 26,254 days ago. Approximately 875 months have passed. It was the 11th day of 1952, in week 02. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on January 11, 1952, are now 71 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1952 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 292 seasons of weather since this date.

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The date is January 11, 1952, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down, and a sense of normality has returned. In music, the song "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Racket Squad", "Sky King", and "I Love Lucy". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", and "Crusader Rabbit".

Children are playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Butch the Pup Toy, and Pitchin' Pal.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 11, 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 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts 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 time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.
  • Greasers.


    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. 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, 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 11, 1952.

  • December 16, 1951: More than 80 people lose their lives after a "massive icy blast" hits the United States.
  • December 18, 1951: Communist forces in Korea hand over a list of 11,559 prisoner names to the United Nations.
  • December 23, 1951: NFL: The Los Angeles Rams win the 1951 NFL Championship Game by defeating the Cleveland Browns 24-17.
  • December 26, 1951: The adventure film "The African Queen" is released.
  • December 30, 1951: The first episode of The Roy Rogers Show is aired.
  • This date: January 11, 1952
  • February 6, 1952:
    • King George VI passes away after health complications.
    • Elizabeth II becomes the new Queen of the United Kingdom.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 11, 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 11, 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.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 11, 1952

TV audiences were watching the following shows on January 11, 1952:

TV shows from January 1952.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
Racket Squad
Racket Squad
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 1952

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1952

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant
Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal
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 January 11, 1952?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 11, 1958, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 11.

Teal Marchande

Teal Marchande

Born on January 11, 1965
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Born on January 11, 1971
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray

Born on January 11, 1977
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey

Soccer player
Born on January 11, 1978
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 11, 1952.


UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 11, 1952 was most likely conceived around April 20, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 11, 1952 is close to October 3, 1952.

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Stats for January 11, 1952


Here are some interesting statistics about January 11, 1952:

  • 26,254 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,750 weeks have passed.
  • 2,268,345,600 seconds have passed since January 11, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,646,403,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,170,466,329,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 378,057,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 195,077,722 steps. That's roughly 86,701 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,220,147 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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