What Happened in March 1952

Historical Events

  • 1st Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • 1st Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • 2nd Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • 3rd Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
  • 5th Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • 8th Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • 9th Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

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10th Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 15th "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • 15th Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • 16th 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
  • 16th Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 18th 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)
  • 20th 24th Academy Awards - "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
  • 20th Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • 21st "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • 21st -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
  • 21st 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
  • 21st Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • 22nd Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • 23rd Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
  • 24th Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • 26th 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • 26th F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

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27th Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • 27th Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • 27th "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • 28th US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 28th US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 30th 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
  • 30th Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)
  • 1st David Allen Barr, Kelowna BC, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
  • 1st Steven Barnes, American writer
  • 1st Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer
  • 1st Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 2nd Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd Mark Evanier, American writer
  • 3rd Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • 3rd Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (d. 1998)
  • 4th Ronn Moss, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 4th Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • 5th Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 6th Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • 7th Ernie Isley, US vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
  • 7th Lynn Swann, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
  • 7th Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • 8th Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • 8th George Felix Allen, American politician
  • 9th Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 9th William Kirby Cullen, Santa Ana California, actor (How the West Was Won)
  • 10th Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • 10th Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

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11th Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

  • 11th Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
  • 12th EliĆ©zer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • 12th Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 13th Wolfgang Hihm, composer
  • 14th J Fred Muggs, chimp (Today show)
  • 14th Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 15th Howard Koh, American state government official
  • 16th Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • 17th Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 18th Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), born in Newbridge, County Kildare (d. 2015)
  • 18th Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 19th Derek Longmuir, Edinburgh Scotland, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers)
  • 19th Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 19th Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax), born in New York City
  • 20th Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 20th Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 21st Chris O'Connell, rocker
  • 22nd Bob Costas, sportscaster/talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • 22nd Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 23rd Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 24th Nicholas Campbell, actor (Nick-Insiders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 25th Ken Boyd, basketball
  • 25th Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • 26th David Amess, MP
  • 26th Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 27th Chick Vennera, Herkimer NY, actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War)
  • 27th Maria Schneider, Paris, actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor)
  • 27th Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
  • 28th Tony Brise, racing driver (d. 1975)
  • 29th Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
  • 30th Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 31st Dermot Morgan, Irish actor (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

8th Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 24th Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • 4th Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 5th Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • 7th Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 11th Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • 21st Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • 22nd Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 23rd Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • 31st Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)