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October 9th, 1952.

October 9th, 1952, was a Thursday. It was day 283 of 1952. The decade was the Fifties.

69 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since October 9th, 1952.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 9th, 1952.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: October 9th, 1952

The best-selling single on October 9th, 1952 was "You Belong to Me" by Jo Stafford.

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Take me back to October 9th, 1952!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 9th, 1952, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In music, the song "You Belong to Me" by Jo Stafford 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.

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 "What's My Line?", "You Bet Your Life", "I Love Lucy" and "My Little Margie". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Toy Guns, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Butch the Pup Toy and Mr. Potato Head.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 9th, 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 during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular 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 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 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.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 69 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since October 9th, 1952.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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: A person born on October 9th, 1952 will be 69 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1952 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around October 9th, 1952.

  • September 19th, 1952: The first episode of the "Adventures of Superman" is aired.
  • September 19th, 1952: English comic actor Charlie Chaplin has his re-entry permit revoked by the US Attorney General because of his political views.
  • September 23rd, 1952: Comedian Charlie Chaplin returns to England for the first time in 21 years.
  • October 3rd, 1952: The first episode of the sitcom "Our Miss Brooks" is aired on television.
  • October 3rd, 1952: It is announced that tea rationing in the United Kingdom will be coming to an end.
  • October 5th, 1952: Tea rationing and price controls on tea in the United Kingdom come to an end.
  • October 7th, 1952: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4-3 to win the 1952 World Series.
  • October 7th, 1952: The music-performance TV series "American Bandstand" makes its debut on WFIL-TV.
  • October 8th, 1952: 112 people are killed after three trains collide at the Harrow and Wealdstone station in Wealdstone, England.
  • This date: October 9th, 1952
  • October 15th, 1952: The first episode of "I Married Joan" is aired.
  • November 3rd, 1952: Derek Bentley and 16-year-old Christopher Craig are charged with the murder of Police Constable Sidney Miles in London, England.
  • November 4th, 1952: The National Security Agency (NSA) is formed.
  • November 4th, 1952: 1952 United States presidential election: Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Adlai Stevenson in a landslide victory.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 9th, 1952, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: October 9th, 1952 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 9th, 1952.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 1952.

TV shows from October, 1952.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

Racket Squad
Racket Squad
Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Beulah
Beulah
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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 October 9th, 1952.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1952.

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

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 on this date 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 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 you should check out October 9th, 1958 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 9th.

John Lennon

Singer. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1940
He turned 12 on this day in 1952.

David Cameron

British Prime Minister.
Born on October 9th, 1966
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Eddie Guerrero

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1967
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Yaki Kadafi

Rapper. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1977
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Tyler James Williams

Actor.
Born on October 9th, 1992
He was born exactly 40 years after this date.

George Kittle

NFL player.
Born on October 9th, 1993
He was born exactly 41 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on October 9th, 1952.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 9th, 1952.

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 October 9th, 1952 was most likely conceived around January 17th, 1952.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 9th, 1952 is close to July 2nd, 1953.

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Stats for October 9th, 1952

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 9th, 1952.

  • A total of 25,469 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,638 weeks have passed.
  • 2,200,521,600 seconds have passed since the October 9th, 1952.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,567,275,200 times.
  • Since October 9th, 1952, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,135,469,145,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 366,753,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 189,244,858 steps. That's about 84,109 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,406,259 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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