1952 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 240


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • Jun 2 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
  • Jun 2 Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
  • Jun 3 Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
  • Jun 10 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • Jun 10 St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
  • Jun 12 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • Jun 12 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • Jun 14 General strike in Tunisia
  • Jun 14 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
  • Jun 16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • Jun 17 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jun 21 Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • Jun 23 US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
  • Jun 25 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 26 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 29 USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn
  • Jun 30 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
  • Jul 2 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 11 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 14 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • Jul 15 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
  • Jul 17 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • Jul 19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • Jul 21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 21 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
  • Jul 22 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • Jul 24 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Jul 24 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • Jul 25 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • Jul 26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
  • Jul 29 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

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
  • Sep 1 Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
  • Sep 1 Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
  • Sep 2 Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
  • Sep 5 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • Sep 6 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • Sep 7 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" published

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Sep 11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 12 Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
  • Sep 13 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 15 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • Sep 15 UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Sep 17 "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 24 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • Sep 24 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
  • Sep 25 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • Sep 26 Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
  • Oct 1 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Oct 1 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • Oct 3 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • Oct 5 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Oct 8 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 8 Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.
  • Oct 14 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • Oct 15 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • Oct 16 Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • Oct 18 Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • Oct 18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • Oct 19 Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive
  • Oct 20 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21 Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • Oct 25 First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • Oct 25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • Oct 25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • Oct 30 Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
  • Oct 31 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 221

  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • Jun 18 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • Jun 19 Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • Jun 20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • Jun 21 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • Jun 24 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • Jun 27 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • Jun 29 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • Jun 30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • Jul 5 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • Jul 10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
  • Jul 11 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • Jul 12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
  • Jul 14 Joel Silver, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • Jul 15 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jul 15 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • Jul 15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • Jul 16 Robert David Steele, American spy
  • Jul 17 Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
  • Jul 19 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • Jul 19 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • Jul 21 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • Jul 26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • Jul 28 Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
  • Jul 28 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
  • Jul 31 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • Jul 31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer
  • 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, astronaut (STS 44), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 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
  • Sep 2 Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)
  • Sep 9 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
  • Sep 9 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sep 10 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
  • Sep 10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • Sep 19 Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician
  • Sep 21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • Sep 22 Robert W Goodlatte, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • Sep 24 Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Sep 25 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • Sep 27 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • Sep 27 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • Sep 29 R A Hodges, archaeologist
  • Sep 29 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • Sep 29 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • Oct 2 George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
  • Oct 6 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • Oct 7 Martyn Harris, journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 7 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Oct 8 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
  • Oct 13 Michael "Rich"ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)
  • Oct 16 Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • Oct 18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • Oct 26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • Oct 29 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Nov 3 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 David Ho, Taiwanese-American pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, born in Taichung, Taiwan

AIDS Researcher David Ho
AIDS Researcher
David Ho
  • Nov 5 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • Nov 6 Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • Nov 7 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq
  • Nov 8 Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
  • Nov 9 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Nov 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 16 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • Nov 16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • Nov 16 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • Nov 17 M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
  • Nov 18 Peter Beattie, Australian politician

Weddings in History


Deaths in History