Events in History in May 1952

  • May 1 US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
  • May 1 Mr Potato Head introduced
  • May 1 TWA introduces tourist class
  • May 2 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
  • May 2 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
  • May 2 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
  • May 3 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
  • May 7 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
  • May 12 Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • May 12 Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.

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May 13 Jawaharlal Nehru becomes premier of India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • May 13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting
  • May 15 Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0

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May 18 Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BC

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • May 21 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • May 27 European Defense Community forms
  • May 28 Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • May 28 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • May 29 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
  • May 30 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres