January 16th, 1952

January 16th, 1952, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 16 of 1952. The decade was the 1950s.

69 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since January 16th, 1952.



Top song: January 16th, 1952

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on January 16th, 1952 was "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 16th, 1952 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Gene Autry Show", "The Colgate Comedy Hour" and "The Roy Rogers Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Crusader Rabbit".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 16th, 1952.

  • Korean War.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 69 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since January 16th, 1952.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 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: Anyone born on January 16th, 1952, will be 69 years of age.
  • People born in 1952 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 16th, 1952:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 16th, 1952, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1952 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 1952 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • Racket Squad - Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • Beulah - Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour - Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • Space Patrol - Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

1952 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1952.

  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January:

  • Republic Day (India)

US President

Who was the US President on January 16th, 1952?

  • Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1952?

  • Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 16th, 1952 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 1951. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 1952 is the 25th of October, 1952. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 16th, 1952.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 1952.

  • 25,295 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,185,484,400 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,549,731,800 times.
  • Since January 16th, 1952, earth has travelled approximately 1,127,709,950,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 364,247,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 187,951,658 steps. That's about 83,534 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,225,813 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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