March 1952 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government

BattleCoup d'état

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 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)
  • 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 -22] Tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
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 Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 30 6th Tony Awards: "The Fourposter" and "The King & I" win

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • Mar 1 Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 2 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • Mar 6 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • Mar 7 Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • Mar 8 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • Mar 8 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • Mar 10 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

Person of interestDouglas Adams

Mar 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • Mar 12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • Mar 14 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

Person of interestMartin Dempsey

Mar 14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • Mar 15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • Mar 16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Person of interestRex Tillerson

Mar 23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • Mar 25 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • Mar 26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), dies at 94
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), dies at 59
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)