On This Day

Historical Events in 1952 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 425 of 425

  • Dec 8 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • Dec 8 Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
  • Dec 10 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • Dec 10 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 13 NFL Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, losing to the Lions in Detroit, finish with record of 1-11
  • Dec 14 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • Dec 14 UN Troops kill 82 North Korean POWs during a prison camp riot in Pongam-do, South Korea
  • Dec 15 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Dec 15 Christine Jorgenson is the first known American to undergo a sex-change operation
  • Dec 15 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Dec 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • Dec 18 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
  • Dec 19 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
  • Dec 20 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 21 Broadway Tunnel opens in San Francisco
  • Dec 21 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 French government of Pinay, resigns
  • Dec 22 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23 Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs) in weight
  • Dec 28 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-7
  • Dec 29 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
  • Dec 30 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
  • Dec 31 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Danny Nardico stops former world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta in 7 rounds in a light heavyweight non-title bout in Coral Gables, Florida; LaMotta is knocked down for the only time in his career, his corner stopping fight after the round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta