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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Feb 8 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • Feb 10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • Feb 15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
  • Feb 19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 20 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • Feb 21 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 26 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference

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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
  • 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 New York City (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)
  • Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • 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, Mexico, 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

  • Feb 6 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
  • 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, writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74