Today in History for October 1952

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 37 of 37

1st - 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1st - Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
1st - Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
3rd - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
3rd - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
4th - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
5th - 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
5th - 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
6th - Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
7th - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
7th - First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
7th - Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
8th - Chinese offensive in Korea
8th - Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
12th - Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
12th - KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
Radio and Television Personality Dick ClarkRadio and Television Personality Dick Clark 14th - "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
15th - Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC
16th - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
16th - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
18th - "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 perfs
18th - Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
18th - 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park
19th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
19th - Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive
20th - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
21st - Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 24th - Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
25th - First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
25th - French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
25th - Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
26th - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
27th - "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 perfs
28th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
30th - Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
30th - 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
31st - 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
2nd - George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
2nd - John Otway, rocker
2nd - Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
2nd - Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
3rd - Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
4th - Anita Luceete Defrantz, Phila Pa, rower (Olympic-bronze-1976)
4th - Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
4th - Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
5th - Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
5th - Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
5th - Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
6th - Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
7th - Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
7th - Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)
7th - Martyn Harris, journalist
7th - Mary Badham, American actress
Russian President Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin (7th) 7th - Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
8th - Cliff Adams, rocker
8th - Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
8th - Edward Zwick, American film director
9th - Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London
12th - Danielle Proulx, Quebec actress
13th - Beverly Johnson, model/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)
13th - Michael "Rich"ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)
14th - Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
14th - Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)
14th - Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer/pianist
14th - Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon OsbourneMusic Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne (9th) 16th - Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
16th - Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
16th - Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
18th - Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
18th - Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
18th - Jerry Royster, American baseball player
19th - Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
19th - Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)
20th - Dave Collins, baseball player
20th - Dave McLelland, NHLer
20th - Melanie Mayron, Phila, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing)
20th - Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
21st - Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)
21st - Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
21st - Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)
21st - Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
22nd - Jeff Goldblum, Pitts Pa, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day)
23rd - Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
25th - Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
26th - Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
27th - Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor
28th - Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)
28th - Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)
28th - Tommy Dobeck, rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
29th - Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
29th - Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer
29th - Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
31st - Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank WilliamsCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams (17th) 17th - Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana
18th - Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

3rd - Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
5th - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
8th - Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
20th - Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
23rd - Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
24th - Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
25th - Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75
26th - Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57
28th - Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
31st - U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)

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