Historical Events in November 1952

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

Historic Event

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 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
  • Nov 14 Greek General Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • 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 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • Nov 19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • 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 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham
  • 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

Sports History

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