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April 10, 1952

April 10, 1952, was a Thursday. It was 72 years, 3 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 10, 1952

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: April 10, 1952

The best-selling single on April 10, 1952 was "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr.

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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.

Facts

This date was 26,391 days ago. Approximately 880 months have passed. It was the 101st day of 1952, in week 15. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 72 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1952 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 293 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to April 10, 1952

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, April 10, 1952. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1952 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In music, the song "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr 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. 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 "You Bet Your Life", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Jack Benny Program", and "I Love Lucy". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", and "Crusader Rabbit". Popular toys at the moment include Tiny Tears (doll), Colorforms, Pitchin' Pal, and Feed the Elephant.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 10, 1952.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses

    Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
  • 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.

    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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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 10, 1952.

  • March 21, 1952: 208 people are killed by tornadoes in Mississippi.
  • March 29, 1952: US President Harry Truman announces that he will not be contesting the 1952 United States presidential election.
  • March 31, 1952: English mathematician Alan Turing is convicted of "gross indecency" for homosexual acts.
  • April 6, 1952: Golf: Sam Snead wins the 1952 Masters Tournament.
  • April 7, 1952: The I Love Lucy episode "The Marriage License" is watched by 10 million households in the United States.
  • This date: April 10, 1952
  • April 26, 1952:
    • Soccer: Manchester United win the First Division title after beating Arsenal 6-1.
    • 175 men are killed after a US aircraft carrier collides with the USS Hobson in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • April 30, 1952: Mr. Potato Head becomes the first toy to be advertised on television.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 10, 1952, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1952 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 10, 1952 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1952

The following TV shows were popular in April 1952:

TV shows from April 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
Beulah
Beulah
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

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 April 10, 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 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 April 10, 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 April 10, 1958, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 10.

Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors

Actor Deceased
Born on April 10, 1921
He turned 31 on this day in 1952.

John Madden

John Madden

American Football player Deceased
Born on April 10, 1936
He turned 16 on this day in 1952.

Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos

Brazilian soccer player
Born on April 10, 1973
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

David Harbour

David Harbour

Actor
Born on April 10, 1975
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

English singer
Born on April 10, 1979
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Liz McClarnon

Liz McClarnon

Atomic Kitten
Born on April 10, 1981
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment

Actor
Born on April 10, 1988
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane

Soccer player
Born on April 10, 1992
He was born exactly 40 years after this date.

Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson

Actress
Born on April 10, 1993
She was born exactly 41 years after this date.

USA

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 10, 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 April 10, 1952 was most likely conceived around July 19, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 10, 1952 is close to January 1, 1953.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 10, 1952:

  • 26,391 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,770 weeks have passed.
  • 2,280,178,800 seconds have passed since April 10, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,660,208,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,176,572,260,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 380,029,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 196,095,377 steps. That's roughly 87,154 miles.
  • 27,362,146 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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