Historical Events in March 1952

  • Mar 1 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • Mar 1 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 2 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 3 Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution
  • Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • Mar 9 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 15 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
  • Mar 16 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
  • Mar 20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21 -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 21 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
  • Mar 21 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 23 Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • Mar 26 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Mar 27 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 30 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
  • Mar 30 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open