Historical Events in 1952 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 418

  • Jun 14th Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
  • Jun 14th Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
  • Jun 16th Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • Jun 17th 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jun 19th "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • Jun 19th Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • Jun 21st Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 21st Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • Jun 23rd US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
  • Jun 25th "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jun 25th 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
  • Jun 25th Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 26th Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26th Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 29th USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29th 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 30th "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • Jun 30th Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
  • Jul 2nd Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3rd Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4th 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4th Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 5th "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 5th 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • Jul 6th Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7th SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • Jul 8th 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26th Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 27th Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Jul 28th Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Jul 29th 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30th Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
  • Aug 3rd 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 4th Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Aug 6th Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • Aug 8th Syngman Ree re-elected president of South Korea
  • Aug 9th General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • Aug 10th Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
  • Aug 11th Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 12th Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 14th Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
  • Aug 15th 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Aug 15th 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34
  • Aug 17th "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)
  • Aug 17th Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Aug 20th Stalin meets Chou Enlai

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 20th 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • Aug 22nd The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • Aug 23rd Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • Aug 23rd Giants Bob Elliott is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman completes his bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
  • Aug 25th Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • Aug 25th Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • Aug 26th Fluoridation of SF water begins
  • Aug 27th Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Aug 28th German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • Aug 28th Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
  • Aug 29th New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • Sep 1st Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
  • Sep 1st Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
  • Sep 2nd Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
  • Sep 5th General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • Sep 6th Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • Sep 7th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
  • Sep 7th General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
  • Sep 7th Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7th Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Sep 7th NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
  • Sep 7th 3rd Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 12 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8th Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" published

  • Sep 8th 72nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Sep 8th 66th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-3, 7-5)
  • Sep 10th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
  • Sep 11th West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
  • Sep 12th Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
  • Sep 13th Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 15th Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • Sep 15th European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • Sep 15th UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Sep 17th "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19th The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • Sep 20th KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23rd 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
  • Sep 23rd Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating the New York Giants 96-57

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23rd Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23rd Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Sep 24th Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • Sep 24th Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
  • Sep 25th Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • Sep 26th Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
  • Sep 29th "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29th Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7th 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 7th Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • Oct 8th Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 8th Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
  • Oct 12th Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
  • Oct 12th KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 14th UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • Oct 14th "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Oct 15th Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16th Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • Oct 16th Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • Oct 18th Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • Oct 18th "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Oct 18th Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • Oct 18th 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park
  • Oct 19th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • Oct 19th 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 20th Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21st Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24th Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • Oct 25th First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • Oct 25th French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • Oct 25th Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • Oct 26th Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • Oct 27th "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • Oct 28th Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
  • Oct 30th Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
  • Oct 30th 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
  • Oct 31st 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1st "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • Nov 3rd Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • Nov 3rd Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • Nov 4th Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America
  • Nov 4th General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
  • Nov 6th Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • Nov 10th Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN
  • Nov 12th Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12th White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • Nov 13th False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 13th KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14th Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 14th First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • Nov 16th Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • Nov 19th North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
  • Nov 19th Spain joins UNESCO
  • Nov 19th Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • Nov 20th Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 20th George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20th Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.
  • Nov 21st 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • Nov 21st Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 22nd As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25th George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • Nov 25th Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
  • Nov 26th 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • Nov 27th KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29th 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 29th US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
  • Nov 29th 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30th Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Dec 1st The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
  • Dec 2nd 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • Dec 2nd First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
  • Dec 3rd 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • Dec 3rd Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
  • Dec 4th Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • Dec 4th Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
  • Dec 5th -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • Dec 6th Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
  • Dec 7th KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 8th 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 8th French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • Dec 8th Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
  • Dec 10th Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • Dec 10th WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 12th Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
  • Dec 14th KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting