Historical Events for Year 1952

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Events 1 - 150 of 419

Jan 1st - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
Jan 1st - 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
Jan 1st - 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
Jan 1st - 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
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)
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMilleFilmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille Jan 11th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
Jan 12th - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
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
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs Jan 21st - Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
Jan 24th - 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
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
Cricketer and Commentator Richie BenaudCricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud Jan 30th - Korean War truce talks deadlock
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
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II Feb 11th - 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston
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 Masters Golf Tournament: 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

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