What Happened in September 1952

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
  • Sep 1 Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
  • Sep 2 Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
  • Sep 5 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • Sep 6 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • Sep 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
  • Sep 7 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
  • Sep 7 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

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Sep 7 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Sep 7 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
  • Sep 7 3rd Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 12 points

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Sep 8 Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" published

  • Sep 8 72nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Sep 8 66th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-3, 7-5)
  • Sep 10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Sep 11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 12 Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
  • Sep 13 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 15 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • Sep 15 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • Sep 15 UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Sep 17 "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

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Sep 19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • Sep 20 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
  • Sep 23 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62

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Sep 23 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Sep 24 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • Sep 24 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
  • Sep 25 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • Sep 26 Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
  • Sep 29 "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV

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Sep 29 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)

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Sep 2 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 4 Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
  • Sep 5 Graham Salmon, blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man)
  • Sep 6 [Steven] Buddy Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motocyclist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 9 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
  • Sep 9 Bonnie Large, playmate (March 1973), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 9 David Stewart, rock guitarist (Eurtyhmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
  • Sep 9 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sep 9 Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • Sep 10 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
  • Sep 10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • Sep 12 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Sep 12 Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • Sep 13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Sep 13 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • Sep 13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor
  • Sep 13 Don Was, American singer
  • Sep 14 Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Sep 15 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Sep 16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 17 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • Sep 18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • Sep 19 Nile Rodgers, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 19 Rhys Chatham, composer
  • Sep 19 Scott Colomby, Bkln, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk)
  • Sep 19 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver
  • Sep 19 Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician
  • Sep 21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • Sep 22 Robert W Goodlatte, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • Sep 22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • Sep 24 Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Sep 24 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • Sep 25 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • Sep 26 James Keane, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 26 Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor
  • Sep 27 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • Sep 27 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • Sep 27 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • Sep 27 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • Sep 28 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • Sep 28 Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Sep 29 R A Hodges, archaeologist
  • Sep 29 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • Sep 29 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • Sep 30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • Sep 30 Frank Zincavage, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 30 Jack Wild, British actor (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Sep 9 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • Sep 14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • Sep 18 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, actor (Princess Stage), dies at 62
  • Sep 22 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • Sep 26 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • Sep 28 Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68
  • Sep 29 John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • Sep 30 Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies