What Happened in November 1952

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • Nov 3 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • Nov 3 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • Nov 4 Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • Nov 10 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • Nov 12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • Nov 13 False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 13 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 14 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • Nov 16 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • Nov 19 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
  • Nov 19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • Nov 19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • Nov 20 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 20 George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 21 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • Nov 21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 22 As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • Nov 25 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
  • Nov 26 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • Nov 27 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 29 US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
  • Nov 29 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Kate Linder, actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 2 Maxine Nightingale, English soul singer
  • Nov 3 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Roseanne Barr, American comedienne and TV star (Roseanne), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Nov 3 Jim Cummings, American voice actor
  • Nov 3 David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 5 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Nov 5 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • Nov 5 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • Nov 6 Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • Nov 7 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq
  • Nov 8 Alfre Woodard, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 8 Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
  • Nov 8 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • Nov 8 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball player
  • Nov 9 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Pat Severs, Camden SC, country singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • Nov 10 Gerry DiNardo, American football coach
  • Nov 11 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 13 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
  • Nov 14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
  • Nov 15 Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor
  • Nov 16 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • Nov 16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • Nov 16 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • Nov 17 M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
  • Nov 17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 18 Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)
  • Nov 18 Peter Beattie, Australian politician
  • Nov 20 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player
  • Nov 21 Deborah Shelton, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 21 Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 23 Francie Larrieu Smith, US, 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, musician
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • Nov 24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • Nov 24 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan Niazi, cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician
  • Nov 25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • Nov 26 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • Nov 27 James D Wetherbee, Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86)
  • Nov 27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • Nov 28 Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
  • Nov 28 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • Nov 29 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 18 "Rock Around The Clock" rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds Barbara Cupchak

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • Nov 18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • Nov 29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85