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This was also the birth year of musician Joe Strummer, from The Clash, and actor Laurence Tureaud, better known as Mr T, who is also celebrating his 60th birthdays this year.
Some other interesting historical events from 1952 include: If you were born in 1962 then you also share your year of birth with comedian Eddie Izzard and snooker player Jimmy White.
The Daily Telegraph outsold The Times within a year, as The Times was being sold for the much higher price of seven pence.
The word 'Courier' was dropped from the newspaper title eighteen months after its original launch.
The year 1855 saw the abolition of stamp duty on newspapers, allowing the development of affordable daily papers for a wider public.
Viscount Burnham sold the Daily Telegraph to the newspaper publishers William and Gomer Berry (later Viscount Camrose and Viscount Kemsley) on 1st January 1928, but members of the Burnham family continued to serve on the board of the Daily Telegraph until 1986.The newspaper takes a centre-right political stance and traditionally supports the Conservative Party, although it backed the Liberal Party under William Gladstone in the early years.The Daily Telegraph supported the Conservative Party at the 2005 General Election.Edward Levy-Lawson exercised full control of the Daily Telegraph long before the death of his father in 1888.He was appointed 1st Baron Burnham in 1903, reflecting his importance to the Fleet Street newspaper publishing industry, and he retired as proprietor of the Daily Telegraph in the same year.
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