What Happened in 1952 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 418

  • Sep 17 "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Oct 1 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • Oct 1 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Oct 1 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • Oct 3 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • Oct 3 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • Oct 4 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • Oct 5 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • Oct 5 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 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
  • Oct 7 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • Oct 8 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 8 Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.
  • Oct 12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
  • Oct 12 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 14 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • Oct 14 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Oct 15 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • Oct 16 Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • Oct 18 Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • Oct 18 "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Oct 18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • Oct 18 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park
  • Oct 19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • Oct 19 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
  • Oct 20 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21 Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • Oct 25 First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • Oct 25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • Oct 25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • Oct 26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • Oct 27 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • Oct 28 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
  • Oct 30 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
  • Oct 31 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

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
  • Dec 1 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
  • Dec 2 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • Dec 2 First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
  • Dec 3 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • Dec 3 Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
  • Dec 4 Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • Dec 4 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
  • Dec 5 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • Dec 6 Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
  • Dec 7 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 8 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 8 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • Dec 8 Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
  • Dec 10 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • Dec 10 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 12 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
  • Dec 14 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 728

  • Jun 4 Catherine Watkins, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 4 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • Jun 6 Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • Jun 6 Harvey Fierstein, American actor
  • Jun 7 Liam Neeson, Irish actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 9 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 Donnie Van Zant, rock vocalist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 12 Dale Krantz, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 12 Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Pete Farndon
  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
  • Jun 13 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • Jun 13 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • Jun 14 Eddie Mekka, Worcester Mass, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley)
  • Jun 14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer.
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, salesperson
  • Jun 15 Sandra Cassel, American actress
  • Jun 16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Jun 16 Gino Vanelli, singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • Jun 17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jun 18 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • Jun 18 Carol Kane, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Isabella Rossellini, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

  • Jun 18 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns)
  • Jun 19 Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • Jun 20 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 20 John Goodman, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Jun 20 Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • Jun 21 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • Jun 22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • Jun 24 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • Jun 25 Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
  • Jun 26 Gordon McQueen, soccer player
  • Jun 27 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • Jun 28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 29 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • Jun 30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • Jun 30 David Garrison, Broadway and television actor
  • Jul 1 Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)
  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • Jul 3 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 5 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • Jul 6 Grant Goodeve, Middlebury CT, actor (Northern Exposure)
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 7 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 8 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 8 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, Garden City NY, New age pianist/TV host (ET)
  • Jul 9 Rod Boll, Fillmore Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast
  • Jul 10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
  • Jul 10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
  • Jul 11 Stephen Lang, actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • Jul 12 Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Jul 12 Phil Kramer, Youngtown Oh, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Jul 12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
  • Jul 12 Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
  • Jul 14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • Jul 14 Jerry Houser, actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14 Joel Silver, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Bell, horse trainer
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • Jul 15 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler/actor (mayor-Brooklyn Pk-MN)
  • Jul 15 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • Jul 15 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Jul 15 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • Jul 15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • Jul 16 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
  • Jul 16 Robert David Steele, American spy
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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