August 1952 calendar

August 1952

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1952: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1952?


  • 03 Aug 1952 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
  • 05 Aug 1952 The Treaty of Taipei between Japan and the Republic of China goes into effect, to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 06 Aug 1952 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • 08 Aug 1952 Syngman Ree re-elected President of South-Korea
  • 09 Aug 1952 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • 10 Aug 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
  • 11 Aug 1952 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
  • 12 Aug 1952 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • 13 Aug 1952 Japan joins the IMF.
  • 14 Aug 1952 West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.
  • 15 Aug 1952 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • 16 Aug 1952 Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.
  • 17 Aug 1952 Fallout 1st used (NY Times)
  • 20 Aug 1952 Stalin meets Chou Enlai
  • 22 Aug 1952 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • 23 Aug 1952 Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • 25 Aug 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • 26 Aug 1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
  • 27 Aug 1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 28 Aug 1952 German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • 30 Aug 1952 The last Finnish war reparations are sent to the Soviet Union.
  • 31 Aug 1952 The Grenzlandring racetrack closes in Wegberg, Germany.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd


Which were the most popular books released in August 1952?
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The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover by Herbert Hoover

The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover


This is a new release of the original 1952 edition.

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under The Sea-Wind


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

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

The Secret Road by Bruce Lancaster

The Secret Road


Here are the courageous people who continued America's fight for survival against superior British forces in 1780. The war in these days involved George Washington's "secret road," an intelligence and espionage network that virtually saved the struggling colonial army from …

Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin

Adventures In Two Worlds


Adventures in Two Worlds.