January 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • Jan 3 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • Jan 5 Flying Enterprise sinks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 7 French Plevin government falls
  • Jan 8 Jordan adopts constitution
  • Jan 9 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 11 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • Jan 12 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • Jan 14 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
  • Jan 14 Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • Jan 16 New Dutch bible translation finished
  • Jan 20 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 21 Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Jan 24 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • Jan 26 At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
  • Jan 30 Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
  • Jan 30 Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • Jan 31 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • Jan 9 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • Jan 16 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 24 William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)