On This Day

July 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • Jul 4 Canadian Currency, Mint and Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

Presidential Convention

Jul 11 General Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

  • Jul 12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 14 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • Jul 15 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins

Appointment of Interest

Jul 17 Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier

  • Jul 19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • Jul 21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 21 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
  • Jul 22 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • Jul 24 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • Jul 24 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • Jul 25 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
  • Jul 26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
  • Jul 29 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • Jul 30 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician (31st President of Colombia), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 5 Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • Jul 8 Marianne Williamson, American writer (Return to Love), spiritual leader, human rights and peace activist, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician (Labour Party), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 11 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • Jul 12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer, born in Šabac, Serbia
  • Jul 14 Joel Silver, American producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist, son of Billy Graham, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Jul 15 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jul 15 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • Jul 15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • Jul 16 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Robert R. McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jul 19 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician and Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 19 John Griesheimer, American Republican politician, born in Saint Clair, Missouri
  • Jul 21 John Barrasso [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • Jul 26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • Jul 28 Maha Vajiralongkorn [Bodindradebayavarangkun], King of Thailand (2016 - Present), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 28 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist (Final Fantasy), born in Shizuoka city, Japan
  • Jul 31 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • Jul 31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer (Um Dia com Júlia na Necrosfera), born in Portugal

Weddings in History

  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
  • Jul 15 Gerald Lascelles, son of English Princess Mary, weds Angela Dowding

Deaths in History

  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58

Eva Perón

Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", dies of cancer at 33