Historical Events in April 1952

  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • Apr 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • Apr 5 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • Apr 5 106th Grand National: Arthur P. Thompson aboard Teal wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 6 16th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286

Golfer Sam Snead
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Sam Snead
  • Apr 8 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • Apr 9 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 11 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • Apr 12 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
  • Apr 12 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
  • Apr 15 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • Apr 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 15 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • Apr 16 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Apr 19 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
  • Apr 21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Apr 21 Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
  • Apr 22 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • Apr 22 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • Apr 23 NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Apr 23 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
  • Apr 25 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 25 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • Apr 25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • Apr 26 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • Apr 26 US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
  • Apr 27 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Apr 28 Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • Apr 28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
  • Apr 28 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower