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February 26th, 1952.

February 26th, 1952, was a Tuesday. It was day 57 of 1952. The decade was the 1950s.

69 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since February 26th, 1952.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 26th, 1952?

  • The United Kingdom announces that it has an atomic bomb.

Top song: February 26th, 1952

The best-selling single on February 26th, 1952 was "Cry" by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads.

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Take me back to February 26th, 1952!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 26th, 1952 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. 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?", "Space Patrol", "The Cisco Kid" and "You Bet Your Life". 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 26th, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 69 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since February 26th, 1952.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 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 February 26th, 1952, will be 69 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1952 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1952.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1952, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1952 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1952 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 26th, 1952.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1952.

  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

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 check out February 26th, 1958 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 26th of February.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on February 26th, 1952.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1952.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 1952 was most likely conceived around the 19th of May, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1952 is close to the 5th of December, 1952.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1952.

  • A total of 25,309 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,615 weeks have passed.
  • 2,186,694,000 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,551,143,000 times.
  • Since February 26th, 1952, the earth has travelled approximately 1,128,334,104,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 364,449,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 188,055,684 steps. That's about 83,580 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,240,328 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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