April 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • Apr 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • Apr 5 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • Apr 8 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • Apr 9 Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • Apr 11 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • Apr 12 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
  • Apr 15 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Apr 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 15 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • Apr 21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Apr 21 Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
  • Apr 22 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • Apr 22 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • Apr 23 NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Apr 23 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
  • Apr 25 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • Apr 25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • Apr 26 US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
  • Apr 28 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician
  • Apr 17 Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 20 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
  • Apr 23 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer
  • Apr 26 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 21 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)
  • Apr 24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)