What Happened in October 1952

Historical Events

  • 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 performances
  • 5th 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • 5th 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit

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6th Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • 7th NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series

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7th First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 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
  • 14th UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • 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 (San Francisco) opens
  • 18th Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • 18th "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 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)
  • 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 performances
  • 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

  • 1st Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 2nd George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
  • 2nd John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • 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, rower (Olympic-bronze-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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

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7th Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 8th Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 8th Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
  • 8th Edward Zwick, American film director

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9th Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 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)
  • 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, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 23rd Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • 25th Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 26th Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 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

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17th Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 18th Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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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)