On This Day

What Happened in November 1952

Historical Events


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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Republican candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Adlai Stevenson

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Dmitri Shostakovich's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres

  • Nov 10 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Secretary General of the United Nations
  • Nov 12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • Nov 13 False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 13 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 Greek General Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 14 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
  • 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 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 20 George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

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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 21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 22 As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • Nov 25 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (1-11) beating the Bears 27-23
  • Nov 26 1st 3D feature film "Bwana Devil" directed by Arch Oboler premieres in Los Angeles, advertised as "The Miracle of the Age!!! A LION in your lap! A LOVER in your arms!"
  • Nov 27 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts prove to be the dominant club in Canada with their record 10th Championship; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 29 US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
  • Nov 29 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Kate Linder, American actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 2 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer (Right Back Where We Started From) born in Wembley, London

Person of interestLarry Fink

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 interestRoseanne Barr

Nov 3 Roseanne Barr, American comedienne and TV star (Roseanne), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Nov 3 Jim Cummings, American voice actor (Winnie the Pooh), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Person of interestDavid Ho

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

AIDS Researcher David Ho
AIDS Researcher
David Ho

Person of interestBill Walton

Nov 5 Bill Walton, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA C'ship 1977, 1986; NBA Finals MVP 1977; Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Nov 5 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
  • Nov 5 Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, born in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Nov 6 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 7 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq (2007-08), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
  • Nov 8 Alfre Woodard, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 8 Christie Ann Hefner, American businesswoman, CEO of Playboy Enterprises (1988-2009) and daughter of Hugh Hefner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Jerry Remy, American MLB player and commentator, born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Prescott, Arizona
  • Nov 9 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Nov 10 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 11 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 13 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
  • Nov 13 David Frank, American musician and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, American pro wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW), born in Sarasota, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Nov 15 Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor
  • Nov 16 Robin McKinley, American writer (The Hero and the Crown), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist (Biblioteca Marciana), born in Venice, Italy
  • Nov 16 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer (Nintendo), born in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 17 Cyril Ramaphosa, South African activist and politician, President of South Africa (2018-), born in Soweto, South Africa
  • Nov 17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 18 Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)
  • Nov 18 Peter Beattie, Australian politician
  • Nov 20 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player
  • Nov 21 Deborah Shelton, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 21 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 23 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, musician
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • Nov 24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • Nov 24 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • Nov 26 Wendy Turnbell, Australian tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 27 James D Wetherbee, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • Nov 27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • Nov 28 Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
  • Nov 28 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • Nov 29 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 18 "Rock Around The Clock" rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds second wife Barbara Cupchak

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Maire O'Neill, Irish actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, South African cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman and Zionist leader (1st President of Israel 1949-52), dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 66
  • Nov 18 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef and owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Vladimir Ipatieff, Russian-American chemist, dies at 85