September 1952 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Sutro Baths, San Francisco purchased by George Whitney
  • Sep 1 Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
  • Sep 2 Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
  • Sep 5 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • Sep 6 Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • Sep 7 General Naguib forms Egyptian government and becomes Premier

The Old Man and the Sea

Sep 8 Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea" published

  • Sep 10 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg, France

Treaty of Interest

Sep 11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people

  • Sep 13 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 15 UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Sep 17 "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

Nixon's Checkers Speech

Sep 23 US vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers Speech", defending the gift of a cocker spaniel to his daughters

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Sep 24 American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Sep 24 Dutch Minister of Justice Donker decides war criminal Willy Lages will not be executed but sentenced to life
  • Sep 24 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
  • Sep 25 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Earl Pomeroy, American politician (Rep-D-North Dakota 1993-2011), born in Valley City, North Dakota
  • Sep 9 Angela Cartwright, English-American actress (The Sound of Music, Lost in Space), born in Altrincham, England
  • Sep 9 Lee M. Morin, American naval officer and astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sep 10 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher), born in New York City
  • Sep 10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician, born in Filadelfia, Paraguay
  • Sep 19 Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Ystad, Skåne County, Sweden
  • Sep 21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • Sep 22 Bob Goodlatte, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia 1993-2019), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Sep 24 Joseph P. Kennedy II, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts 1987-99), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, educator, and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Sep 27 Didier Dubois, French mathematician (Fuzzy Sets and Systems)
  • Sep 27 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romanian cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • Sep 29 Max Sandlin, American politician (Rep-D-Texas 1997-2005), born in Texarkana, Arkansas

Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • Sep 14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • Sep 18 Hippoliet Daeye, Belgium painter (Dreamy), dies at 79
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • Sep 22 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • Sep 26 George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher and poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • Sep 30 Waldorf Astor, American-British politician and newspaper owner (Observer), dies at 73