Historical Events in December 1952

  • 1st The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
  • 2nd 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • 2nd First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
  • 3rd 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • 3rd Marcos Perez JimĂ©nez elected president of Venezuela
  • 4th Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • 4th Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
  • 5th -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • 6th Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
  • 7th KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 8th 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • 8th French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • 8th Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
  • 10th Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • 10th WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12th Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
  • 14th KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14th R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • 14th Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
  • 15th "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 15th Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
  • 15th KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 15th Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
  • 18th Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president
  • 19th Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
  • 20th KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 21st Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
  • 21st WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22nd French government of Pinay, resigns
  • 22nd WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 23rd Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight
  • 28th Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
  • 29th 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
  • 30th Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
  • 31st 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)