On This Day

Historical Events in June 1952

Historic Event

Jun 1 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: England based Czech Jaroslav Drobný wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Frank Sedgman of Australia 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
  • Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd French singles title
  • Jun 2 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
  • Jun 2 Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
  • Jun 3 Romanian communist leader Petru Groza chosen as President of the Presidium of the Great National Assembly

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 5 1st sporting event televised nationally - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Jun 5 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
  • Jun 7 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • Jun 7 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Muirfield, Scotland: Great Britain & Ireland score first ever win in the contest; beat US, 5-4

Sports History

Jun 7 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2

  • Jun 10 Chicago White Sox outfielder Sam Mele is only 6th MLB player to record 6 RBI's in an inning (4th) during a 15-4 win over the A's in Philadelphia
  • Jun 10 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • 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 US Open Men's Golf, Northwood GC: Julius Boros wins 1st of 3 majors by 4 shots from Ed Oliver
  • Jun 14 General strike in Tunisia

World Record

Jun 14 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)

  • Jun 14 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)

Baseball Record

Jun 14 Boston Brave Warren Spahn ties NL record held by Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15 innings

  • Jun 16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • Jun 17 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jun 19 "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
  • Jun 19 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • Jun 21 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Skokie CC: Betsy Rawls defeats Betty Jameson, 1 up in the final
  • 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 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jun 25 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Big Spring CC: Jim Turnesa wins 1-up over Chick Harbert in the Wednesday final
  • Jun 25 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 26 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Historic Event

Jun 26 Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

  • Jun 29 USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn

US Women's Golf Open

Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Bala GC: 1949 champion Louise Suggs wins, 7 strokes ahead of runners-up Marlene Bauer and Betty Jameson

  • Jun 30 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • Jun 30 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government