Today in History for March 1952

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 32 of 32

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
10th - Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
15th - "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 perfs
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)
18th - Communist offensive in Korea
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
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista 21st - "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs
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
27th - Failed assassination attempt of West 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
German Chancellor Konrad AdenauerGerman Chancellor Konrad Adenauer 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

Birthdays 1 - 55 of 55

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
Author Douglas AdamsAuthor Douglas Adams (11th) 11th - Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
11th - Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
12th - EliƩzer 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
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

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan (8th) 8th - Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30)
24th - Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

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)

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