Historical Events for Year 1952

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Jan 1st - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
Jan 2nd - "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
Jan 3rd - "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
Jan 3rd - Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
Jan 5th - Flying Enterprise sinks
Jan 5th - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US
Jan 7th - French Plevin government falls
Jan 8th - Jordan adopts constitution
Jan 9th - Belgian Pholien government resigns
Jan 9th - Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
Jan 9th - Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
Jan 10th - Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris
Jan 10th - The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)
Jan 11th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
Jan 12th - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMilleFilmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille Jan 12th - University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
Jan 14th - "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
Jan 14th - Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
Jan 14th - Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
Jan 16th - New Dutch bible translation finished
Jan 16th - US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
Jan 17th - 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
Jan 19th - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
Jan 19th - PGA approves allowing black participants
Jan 20th - British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
Jan 20th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 21st - Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
Jan 24th - 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial Jan 24th - Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
Jan 24th - Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
Jan 25th - Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
Jan 26th - At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
Jan 28th - 40th Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin (6-2, 6-3)
Jan 28th - 40th Men's Australian Championships: Ken McGregor beats Frank Sedgman (7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2)
Jan 30th - Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
Jan 30th - Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
Jan 30th - Korean War truce talks deadlock
Governor General of Canada Vincent MasseyGovernor General of Canada Vincent Massey Jan 31st - Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
Jan 31st - Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 1st - General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
Feb 1st - SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC
Feb 2nd - B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit
Feb 4th - 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
Feb 6th - Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne
Feb 8th - "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
Feb 8th - Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
Feb 10th - India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
Feb 11th - 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano Feb 13th - Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
Feb 14th - 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
Feb 15th - King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Feb 16th - Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33
Feb 16th - Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
Feb 18th - 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca win
Feb 19th - French offensive at Hanoi
Feb 20th - "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
Feb 20th - 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
Feb 21st - Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
Feb 21st - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
Feb 21st - 9th Golden Globes: A Place in the Sun, Fredric March, & Jane Wyman win
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead Feb 24th - Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
Feb 25th - 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
Feb 26th - Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
Feb 26th - PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
Feb 29th - Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
Feb 29th - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
Feb 29th - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
Feb 29th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
Feb 29th - The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
Mar 1st - Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
Mar 1st - Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
Mar 2nd - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Mar 3rd - Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
Mar 5th - Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
Mar 8th - Antoine Pinay forms French government
Mar 9th - Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
Mar 10th - Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
Mar 15th - "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 perfs
Mar 15th - Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
Mar 16th - 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
Mar 16th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 18th - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)
Mar 18th - Communist offensive in Korea
Mar 20th - 24th Academy Awards - "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
Mar 20th - Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio BatistaCuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista Mar 21st - "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs
Mar 21st - -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
Mar 21st - 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
Mar 21st - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
Mar 22nd - Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
Mar 23rd - Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
Mar 24th - Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
Mar 26th - 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
Mar 26th - F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich
Mar 27th - Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor Konrad AdenauerGerman Chancellor Konrad Adenauer Mar 27th - Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
Mar 27th - "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
Mar 28th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
Mar 28th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Mar 30th - 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
Mar 30th - Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
Apr 1st - Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
Apr 1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 3rd - Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
Apr 5th - Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
Apr 5th - 106th Grand National: Arthur P. Thompson aboard Teal wins
Apr 6th - 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
Apr 8th - US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
Apr 9th - Popular uprising in Bolivia
Apr 9th - Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
Apr 11th - The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls Apr 12th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
Apr 12th - Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
Apr 15th - Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
Apr 15th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
Apr 15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 15th - The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
Apr 16th - "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
Apr 19th - 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
Apr 21st - BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
Apr 21st - Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
Apr 22nd - 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
Apr 22nd - Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
Apr 23rd - Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
Apr 23rd - NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
Apr 23rd - Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
Apr 25th - 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
Apr 25th - American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
Apr 25th - German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
Apr 26th - Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
Apr 26th - US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
Apr 27th - "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs
Apr 28th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
Apr 28th - St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
Apr 28th - WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Apr 28th - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.
Apr 30th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
Apr 30th - Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
May 1st - US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
May 1st - Mr Potato Head introduced
May 1st - TWA introduces tourist class
May 2nd - 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
May 2nd - 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
May 2nd - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
May 3rd - "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
May 3rd - 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
May 3rd - 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
May 4th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open
May 5th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
May 5th - Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base

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