Historical Events in April 1952

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

28th 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
  • 30th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
  • 30th Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television