February 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • Feb 1 SN Behrman's "Jane" premieres in NYC

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Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

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Feb 15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 21 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 26 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Feb 28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • Feb 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 29 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
  • Feb 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong
  • Feb 12 Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
  • Feb 13 David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexican PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician
  • Feb 25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 25 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • Feb 29 Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 29 Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
  • Feb 29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), dies of a coronary thrombosis at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 9 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and dictator (1926), dies at 74