What Happened in July 1952

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 5 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • Jul 8 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 11 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 11 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • Jul 12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 14 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • Jul 15 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
  • Jul 17 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • Jul 18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • Jul 19 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • Jul 19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • Jul 20 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • Jul 21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 21 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 21 "The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Jul 22 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • Jul 24 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Jul 24 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • Jul 24 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released

  • Jul 25 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • Jul 26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 27 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Jul 28 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Jul 29 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)
  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • Jul 3 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 5 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • Jul 6 Grant Goodeve, Middlebury CT, actor (Northern Exposure)
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 7 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 8 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 8 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, New age pianist/TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • Jul 9 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • Jul 10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast
  • Jul 10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
  • Jul 10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
  • Jul 11 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • Jul 12 Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Jul 12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
  • Jul 12 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Jul 14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • Jul 14 Jerry Houser, actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14 Joel Silver, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Bell, horse trainer
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • Jul 15 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • Jul 15 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Jul 15 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • Jul 15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • Jul 16 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
  • Jul 16 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jul 17 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Jul 17 Phoebe Snow, singer (Theme from "It's a Different World")
  • Jul 17 Robert R[ick] McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
  • Jul 18 James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 19 Alan Collins, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jul 19 Dominic Muldowney, composer
  • Jul 19 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • Jul 19 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • Jul 20 Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
  • Jul 21 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • Jul 22 Madeleine Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • Jul 22 Mary Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • Jul 23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
  • Jul 24 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • Jul 24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 25 "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
  • Jul 26 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jul 26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • Jul 27 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • Jul 28 Maha Vajiralongkorn [Bodindradebayavarangkun], King of Thailand (2016 - Present), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 28 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
  • Jul 28 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
  • Jul 31 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • Jul 31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer (Um Dia com Júlia na Necrosfera), born in Portugal

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • Jul 15 Gerald D. Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • Jul 4 Walter Long, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 10 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 18 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 21 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), dies at 51
  • Jul 22 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • Jul 25 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Jul 27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 27 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies
  • Jul 31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies