What Happened in June 1952

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 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
  • Jun 29 USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 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
  • Jun 30 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • Jun 30 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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


Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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