Historical Events in October 1952

  • Oct 1 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • Oct 1 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Oct 1 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • Oct 3 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • Oct 3 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • Oct 4 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • Oct 5 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • Oct 5 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit

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Oct 6 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series

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Oct 7 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Oct 7 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • Oct 8 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 8 Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.
  • Oct 12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
  • Oct 12 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 14 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • Oct 14 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Oct 15 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • Oct 16 Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • Oct 18 Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • Oct 18 "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Oct 18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • Oct 18 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park
  • Oct 19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • Oct 19 Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive
  • Oct 20 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21 Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • Oct 25 First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • Oct 25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • Oct 25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • Oct 26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • Oct 27 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • Oct 28 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
  • Oct 30 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
  • Oct 31 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands