1952 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 239

  • 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 Zhou Enlai

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 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, San Francisco 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 and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 225

  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, salesperson
  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • Jun 18 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • Jun 18 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns)
  • 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 activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Robert R[ick] McCammon, American 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 Maha Vajiralongkorn [Bodindradebayavarangkun], King of Thailand (2016 - Present), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 28 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
  • Jul 31 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • Jul 31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer (Um Dia com Júlia na Necrosfera), born in Portugal
  • 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 (Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 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, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Larry Fink [Laurence Douglas Fink], American chairman and CEO of BlackRock, born in Los Angeles, California

Chairman and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink
Chairman and CEO of BlackRock
Larry Fink
  • 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

Weddings in History


Deaths in History