1952 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 240 of 240

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
Edward Teller
  • Nov 3 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • Nov 3 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • Nov 4 Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 10 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • Nov 13 False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 14 Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 16 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • Nov 19 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
  • Nov 19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • Nov 19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • Nov 20 George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 21 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • Nov 22 As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • Nov 29 US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
  • Dec 1 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation
  • Dec 2 First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
  • Dec 3 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • Dec 3 Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
  • Dec 4 Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • Dec 4 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
  • Dec 5 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • Dec 6 Czech government tells Israeli ambassador that he is persona non grata
  • Dec 8 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 8 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • Dec 8 Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
  • Dec 10 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • Dec 12 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
  • Dec 14 Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
  • Dec 15 Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
  • Dec 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
  • Dec 19 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
  • Dec 21 Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
  • Dec 22 French government of Pinay, resigns
  • Dec 23 Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight
  • Dec 29 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
  • Dec 30 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 221 of 221

  • Nov 20 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player
  • Nov 25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • Nov 27 James D Wetherbee, Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86)
  • Nov 27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • Nov 30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • Dec 2 Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • Dec 3 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • Dec 4 Ronald Michael Sega, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 6 Craig Newmark, American founder of craigslist
  • Dec 7 Susan Collins, American politician, junior senator from Maine
  • Dec 8 Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister
  • Dec 11 Susan Seidelman, director (Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • Dec 12 Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
  • Dec 15 Julie Taymor, American director
  • Dec 17 Hans Alders, Dutch minister of environment (PvdA)
  • Dec 23 William Kristol, American political commentator
  • Dec 27 Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • Dec 28 Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
  • Dec 29 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
  • Dec 30 Larry Bartlett, photographic printer
  • Dec 30 Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History