Historical Events in July 1952

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

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11th Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 11th 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 12th East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • 14th SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • 15th 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
  • 17th Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • 18th KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 19th "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 19th 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
  • 19th Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • 19th India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • 19th 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 20th Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • 21st 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • 21st Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
  • 22nd Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • 23rd General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)
  • 24th 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • 24th Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 24th US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • 25th Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • 26th King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

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26th Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

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