Historical Events in March 1952

  • Mar 1 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasha resigns
  • Mar 1 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 3 Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution

Historic Event

Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's stage drama "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London

  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • Mar 9 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

Coup d'├ętat

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

  • Mar 15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 15 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Island of Reunion (world record)

Golf Tournament

Mar 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Betsy Rawls

  • Mar 18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21 -22] Tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky cause 343 deaths

Music Concert

Mar 21 20,000 attempt to attend the 1st rock & roll concert ever when Alan Freed presents "The Moondog Coronation Ball" at old 12.000 seat Cleveland Arena; performers include: Paul Williams and the Hucklebuckers; Tiny Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders; The Dominoes; and Varetta Dillard

  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 22 Wales wins Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam & Triple Crown with a 9-5 win over France at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea
  • Mar 23 NY Rangers blow 6-2 lead, lose 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks; Bill Mosienko scores fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St. Johns, 80-63; first tournament to have a true "Final Four" format
  • Mar 26 Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

Film Premiere

Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Assassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

  • Mar 27 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 28 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 30 6th Tony Awards: "The Fourposter" and "The King & I" win