August 1952 in History

Events in History


MurderMurder of Interest

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

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Aug 8 Syngman Ree re-elected president of South Korea
  • Aug 9 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • Aug 11 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 12 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 14 Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
  • Aug 15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34
  • Aug 17 "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Aug 20 Stalin meets Chou Enlai

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Aug 22 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • Aug 23 Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • Aug 23 Giants Bob Elliott is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman completes his bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
  • Aug 25 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • Aug 25 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • Aug 26 Fluoridation of SF water begins
  • Aug 28 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • Aug 28 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
  • Aug 2 Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Aug 3 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Aug 3 Frank Schaeffer, American author
  • Aug 4 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
  • Aug 8 Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
  • Aug 9 Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)
  • Aug 9 Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician
  • Aug 10 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Aug 10 Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
  • Aug 13 Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • Aug 14 Mark C Lee, Viroqua WI, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98)
  • Aug 17 Kathryn C Thornton, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 17 Thomas J Hennen, Albany GA, astronaut (STS 44)
  • Aug 17 Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
  • Aug 18 Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 18 Nicholas John, dramaturge
  • Aug 21 Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister
  • Aug 24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Aug 26 Will Shortz, American crossword editor
  • Aug 28 Rita Dove, American poet
  • Aug 28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • Aug 28 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • Aug 29 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • Aug 31 Herbert Reul, German politician

Deaths in History

  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
  • Aug 18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Aug 20 Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • Aug 31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)