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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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High Noon

High Noon

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

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

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Release year: 1952

Directed by: René Clément

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

Country: United States of America

The Narrow Margin

The Narrow Margin

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Gordon Gebert

Country: United States of America

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

Release year: 1952

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States of America

Books

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Dance To The Piper by Agnes de Mille

Dance To The Piper

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Born into a family of successful playwrights and producers, Agnes de Mille was determined to be an actress. Then one day she witnessed the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and her

The Struggle For Europe by Chester Wilmot

The Struggle For Europe

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Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe. First published in 1952, the book has the advantage of the

Moses by Sholem Asch

Moses

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Hardcover: 505 pages Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons, NY; First Edition edition (June 1951) Language: English ISBN-10: 999740629X ISBN-13: 978-9997406293 Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1.5

Look Down In Mercy by Walter Baxter

Look Down In Mercy

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"In this remarkable first novel Mr. Baxter does a great deal more than show promise; if there is any justice in the world he has arrived."

Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram

Gods, Graves And Scholars

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As stated by the author, "My book was written without scholarly pretensions. My aim was to portray the dramatic qualityes of archeology, its human side."