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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1952.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1952: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1952?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
  • 03 Apr 1952 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress.
  • 05 Apr 1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th Amateur Athletic Union wrestling title.
  • 06 Apr 1952 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins his second Masters golf tournament, shooting a 286.
  • 07 Apr 1952 The American Research Bureau reports that the I Love Lucy episode, quotThe Marriage Licensequot was the first TV show in history to be seen in around 10,000,000 homes the evening the episode aired.
  • 08 Apr 1952 US President Harry Truman seizes the steel mills to prevent a strike.
  • 09 Apr 1952 Popular uprising in Bolivia.
  • 11 Apr 1952 The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
  • 12 Apr 1952 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government.
  • 15 Apr 1952 First B-52 bomber prototype test flight.
  • 16 Apr 1952 4 Saints in 3 Acts opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 19 Apr 1952 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53.
  • 21 Apr 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • 22 Apr 1952 First atomic explosion on network news, Nob Nevada.
  • 23 Apr 1952 Bob Cain of Saint Louis Browns and Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter.
  • 25 Apr 1952 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat the New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 26 Apr 1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • 27 Apr 1952 4 Saints in 3 Acts closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 28 Apr 1952 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
  • 29 Apr 1952 Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, heralding a new age of commercial architecture in the United States. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, it is the first International Style skyscraper.
  • 30 Apr 1952 Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television

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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

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I Led 3 Lives by Herbert A. Philbrick

I Led 3 Lives

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In the 1940s a “Red Scare” gripped the United States.Fear that communists were infiltrating and subverting American society and politics dominated many people’s thoughts.In the aftermath of the Second World War the United States and the Soviet Union had emerged …

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under The Sea-Wind

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Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, Under the Sea-Wind—Rachel Carson’s first book and her personal favorite—is the early masterwork of one of America’s

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea

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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

Through Charley'S Door by Emily Kimbrough

Through Charley'S Door

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Through Charley's Door is the true story of Emily Kimbrough's experiences working for the famous Marshall Field department store in 1920s Chicago.