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 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
  • Jul 6 Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 11 General Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 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, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • Jul 5 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • 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, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • 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[ick] McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestEva 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

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón