Historical Events in July 1952

  • Jul 2 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 5 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • Jul 8 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 11 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 11 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • Jul 12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 14 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • Jul 15 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
  • Jul 17 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • Jul 18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • Jul 19 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • Jul 19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • Jul 20 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • Jul 21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 21 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 21 "The Quiet Man" film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is released in the UK

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Jul 22 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • Jul 24 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Jul 24 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • Jul 24 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released

  • Jul 25 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • Jul 26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 27 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Jul 28 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Jul 29 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid