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August 18, 1952

August 18, 1952, was a Monday. It was 71 years, 8 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 18, 1952

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: August 18, 1952

The best-selling single on August 18, 1952 was "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart" by Vera Lynn.

Play the top songs 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.

Facts

This date was 26,178 days ago. Approximately 873 months have passed. It was the 231st day of 1952, in week 34. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 71 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1952 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 291 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 18, 1952

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, August 18, 1952. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1952 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In music, the song "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart" by Vera Lynn 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 "Suspense", "The Jack Benny Program", "Racket Squad", and "Sky King". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", and "Crusader Rabbit".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, and Mr. Potato Head.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 18, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 18, 1952.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 18, 1952.

  • July 23, 1952: Egyptian ruler King Farouk is overthrown in a coup d'etat by the Free Officers Movement.
  • July 26, 1952: The First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, passes away from cervical cancer at the age of 33.
  • August 15, 1952: 34 people are killed after a flood hits the English village of Lynmouth in north Devon.
  • This date: August 18, 1952
  • September 6, 1952: 31 people are killed after a jet fighter crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England,.
  • September 7, 1952: Egyptian Prime Minister Aly Maher Pasha is ousted by the Egyptian army in a bloodless coup.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 18, 1952, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 18, 1952 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on August 18, 1952

People in August 1952 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from August 1952.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
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

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 August 18, 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:

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
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 August 18, 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 August 18, 1958, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 18.

Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Actor
Born on August 18, 1969
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Christian Slater

Christian Slater

Actor
Born on August 18, 1969
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

USA

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on August 18, 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 August 18, 1952 was most likely conceived around November 26, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18, 1952 is close to May 11, 1953.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 18, 1952:

  • 26,178 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,739 weeks have passed.
  • 2,261,779,200 seconds have passed since August 18, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,638,742,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,167,078,067,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 376,963,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 194,513,011 steps. That's roughly 86,450 miles.
  • 27,141,350 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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