What Happened in November 1952

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Nov 3 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas

  • Nov 3 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • Nov 4 Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America

Election of Interest

Nov 4 Republican candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Adlai Stevenson

Music History

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 Chicago Cubs slugging left fielder Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 20 George Axelrod's play "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Chicago Bears, 27-23 at the Cotton Bowl
  • 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

Sports History

Nov 30 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television


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

Larry Fink

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

  • Nov 3 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor

Roseanne Barr

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

  • Nov 3 Jim Cummings, American voice actor (Winnie the Pooh), born in Youngstown, Ohio

David Ho

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

Bill 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

  • 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 baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1978; California Angels, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (NESN), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1983; Philadelphia Phillies), 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 steel guitar player (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed 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 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur (Yucaipa Companies), born in Pomona, California
  • Nov 13 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor (The Jewell in the Crown), born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Merrick Garland

Nov 13 Merrick Garland, American attorney and judge (US Attorney General 2021-), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 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; WWE Hall of Fame), 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, creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda), 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 18 John Parr, British pop singer ("St. Elmo's Fire"), and songwriter (Roger Daltry - "Under A Raging Moon"), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Nov 20 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player, born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • 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, American singer and 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), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, American tuba player (Long Island Tuba Quartet), and teacher, born in Plainview, New York
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests, 1 x 100; Karnataka, Wellington CA), born in Baroda, India
  • 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, American Naval officer and astronaut (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • Nov 27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (1993-97), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 27 (Alokesh) "Bappi" Lahiri, Indian disco and film music composer, singer, and record producer, born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India (d. 2022)
  • 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, French actress and director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa), born in Lyon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby union player, born in Newark-on-Trent, England
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, American stage and screen actor (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), and singer (Sunday in the Park with George; Evita), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

Famous Weddings

Bill Haley

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

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Maire O'Neill, Irish actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), dies at 71

Chaim Weizmann

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 and poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Albert van Raalte, Dutch conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Antonio Guarnieri, Italian cellist and opera conductor (La Scala, 1929-50), dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, French composer (Ophellia), 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