What Happened in 1952 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 418

  • Jun 14 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
  • Jun 14 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
  • Jun 16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • Jun 17 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jun 19 "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • Jun 19 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • Jun 21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • Jun 23 US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
  • Jun 25 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jun 25 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
  • Jun 25 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 26 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 29 USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 30 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • Jun 30 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
  • Jul 2 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 5 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • Jul 8 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 11 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 11 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • Jul 12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 14 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • Jul 15 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
  • Jul 17 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • Jul 18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • Jul 19 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • Jul 19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • Jul 20 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • Jul 21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 21 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
  • Jul 22 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • Jul 24 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Jul 24 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • Jul 24 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • Jul 25 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • Jul 26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 27 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Jul 28 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Jul 29 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
  • Aug 3 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 4 Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Aug 6 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • Aug 8 Syngman Ree re-elected president of South Korea
  • Aug 9 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • Aug 10 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
  • Aug 11 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 12 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 14 Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
  • Aug 15 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Aug 15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34
  • Aug 17 "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)
  • Aug 17 Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Aug 20 Stalin meets Chou Enlai

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 20 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • Aug 22 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • Aug 23 Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • Aug 23 Giants Bob Elliott is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman completes his bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
  • Aug 25 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • Aug 25 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • Aug 26 Fluoridation of SF water begins
  • Aug 27 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Aug 28 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • Aug 28 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
  • Aug 29 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 11 West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 728

  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician
  • Apr 13 Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
  • Apr 14 Kenny Aaronson, rocker
  • Apr 14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • Apr 15 Sam McMurray, actor (Tracey Ullman)
  • Apr 15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • Apr 15 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
  • Apr 16 Peter Westbrook, US fencer (Olympic-bronze-88, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 16 Michel Blanc, French actor
  • Apr 16 Billy West, American voice actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Apr 17 Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)
  • Apr 18 Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • Apr 19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 20 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
  • Apr 20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
  • Apr 22 François Berléand, French actor
  • Apr 23 Lionel Johnston, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Apr 23 Narada, [Michael Walden], Mich, rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else)
  • Apr 23 Terry Moor, Hartford Conn, tennis star
  • Apr 23 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer
  • Apr 25 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 25 Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • Apr 25 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • Apr 26 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • Apr 27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • Apr 28 Mary McDonnell, Wilkes-Barre PA, actress (Sneakers, Independence Day)
  • Apr 29 Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Schnectady, actress (Too Close for Comfort)
  • Apr 29 Nora Dunn, comedienne (SNL, Miami Blues, Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer
  • Apr 29 Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • Apr 30 Jacques Audiard, French film director
  • May 2 Christine Baranski, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 2 Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • May 3 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • May 3 Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)
  • May 4 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
  • May 5 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • May 5 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
  • May 6 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • May 6 Michael O'Hare, American actor
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 8 Beth Henley, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • May 8 Charles J Camarda, PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • May 9 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
  • May 10 Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 10 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • May 10 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • May 11 Darrow Igus, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 11 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • May 11 Frances Fisher, English-born actress
  • May 11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
  • May 11 Renaud Séchan, French composer
  • May 11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • May 13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • May 13 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • May 14 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • May 14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • May 14 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • May 14 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • May 15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 15 Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
  • May 16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • May 17 Jody Pijper, Dutch (background) singer
  • May 17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • May 18 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • May 18 Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • May 18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator
  • May 19 Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
  • May 19 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • May 20 Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
  • May 20 Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Mr. T
Mr. T
  • May 22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
  • May 22 R W Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)
  • May 23 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
  • May 23 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • May 23 James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • May 23 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • May 25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • May 25 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • May 25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • May 26 David Meece, Christian musician
  • May 28 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • May 29 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • May 30 Zoltan Kocsis, composer
  • May 31 Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 3 Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
  • Jun 3 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • Jun 4 Carlene Watkins, actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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