What Happened in June 1952

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • 1st 51st Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Frank Sedgman (6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4)
  • 1st 51st Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-4, 6-4)
  • 2nd 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
  • 2nd Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
  • 3rd Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
  • 5th 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
  • 5th Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

5th Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 7th "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • 7th 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
  • 7th 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
  • 8th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
  • 10th Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 10th US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • 10th St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
  • 12th USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 12th 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 13th Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 14th 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
  • 14th Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
  • 14th General strike in Tunisia
  • 14th Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
  • 14th Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
  • 14th Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
  • 16th Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 17th 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • 19th "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • 19th Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • 21st Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • 21st Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 23rd US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
  • 25th "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • 25th 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
  • 25th Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • 26th Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

26th Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 29th USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn

Sport awardGolf Major

29th 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 30th "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • 30th Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • 3rd Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
  • 3rd David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • 4th Carlene Watkins, actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 4th Catherine Watkins, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 4th Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 5th Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 5th Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 6th Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 6th Harvey Fierstein, American actor
  • 7th Liam Neeson, Irish actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim
  • 8th Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • 8th Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • 9th Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 11th Donnie Van Zant, rock vocalist (.38 Special)
  • 12th Dale Krantz, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 12th Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 12th Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

12th Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Pete Farndon
  • 12th Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
  • 13th Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 13th Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • 14th Eddie Mekka, Worcester Mass, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley)
  • 14th Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 14th Leon Wieseltier, American writer.
  • 15th Lorna Young, salesperson
  • 15th Sandra Cassel, American actress
  • 16th Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 16th Gino Vanelli, singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 16th Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • 16th George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • 17th Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 18th Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • 18th Carol Kane, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

18th Isabella Rossellini, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

  • 18th Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns)
  • 19th Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • 20th Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

20th John Goodman, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 20th Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 20th Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 21st Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • 22nd Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 24th Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • 25th Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 25th Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
  • 26th Gordon McQueen, soccer player
  • 27th Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 28th Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 29th Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 30th Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • 30th David Garrison, Broadway and television actor

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

11th Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1st John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 9th Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 12th Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • 13th Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • 15th Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • 16th Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • 17th Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • 17th Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
  • 18th Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • 19th Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 20th Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 24th Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • 27th Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)