October 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Oct 1 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • Oct 3 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
  • Oct 5 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Oct 6 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Oct 8 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 8 Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.
  • Oct 14 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • Oct 15 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 15 "Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams is published by Harper & Brothers

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • Oct 16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • Oct 16 Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • Oct 18 Date of the first Mad Magazine issue
  • Oct 18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • Oct 19 Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive
  • Oct 20 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21 Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • Oct 25 First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • Oct 25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • Oct 25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas

  • Oct 31 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 George Meegan, British adventurer who walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska, born in London
  • Oct 6 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • Oct 7 Martyn Harris, journalist

Person of interestVladimir Putin

Oct 7 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Oct 8 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician (Leader of the Socialist Party), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • Oct 16 Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • Oct 18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • Oct 26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • Oct 26 Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, born in Al-Nabi Shayth, Lebanon (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
  • Oct 28 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)