What Happened in 1952

Significant Events

  • Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • May 7 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
  • 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
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Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever

On March 21, 1952


World Leaders in 1952

Famous People in 1952

Would You Believe?

Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman

On April 26, 1952

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
  • Feb 21 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)
  • Mar 8 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles
  • Mar 24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • Apr 12 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

Famous Divorces

  • Feb 28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage
  • May 29 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.
  • Jun 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage
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