April 1952 calendar

April 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1952?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 09 Apr 1952 Japan Air Lines Flight 301 crashes into Mount Mihara, Izu Ōshima, Japan, killing 37.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1952?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - That's the Chance You Take
  2. - Kiss of Fire
  3. - I'm Yours
  4. - Delicado
  5. - Kiss Of Fire


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1952?

The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown Of Glory


The Gown of Glory

The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene

The End Of The Affair


Maurice writes, "A story doesn't have a beginning or an end. One chooses a moment in the past ...". This is a record more of hate than of love."

The Struggle For Europe by Chester Wilmot

The Struggle For Europe


Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe, the best-respected single-volume history on the Second World War in Europe, is The Struggle for Europe. The book was first published in 1952.

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity


1941, Diamond Head, Hawaii Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a champion welterweight boxer and a great bugler. He refuses to be part of the company's boxing squad, and he is given "the treatment".

The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Book Ever Written


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