December 1952 calendar

December 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1952?


  • 01 Dec 1952 The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • 02 Dec 1952 First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colorado, USA).
  • 03 Dec 1952 First TV broadcast in Hawaii.
  • 04 Dec 1952 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO.
  • 05 Dec 1952 Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
  • 07 Dec 1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 08 Dec 1952 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • 10 Dec 1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Dec 1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yankees) play last game, last original team.
  • 14 Dec 1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Dec 1952 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Dec 1952 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president.
  • 19 Dec 1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue Docker
  • 20 Dec 1952 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Dec 1952 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Dec 1952 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Dec 1952 One West German soldier is killed in a shooting incident in West Berlin.
  • 26 Dec 1952 Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Japanese Emperor.
  • 28 Dec 1952 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game.
  • 29 Dec 1952 First transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford, New York).
  • 30 Dec 1952 Tuskegee Institute reports 1952 as first year in 71 years with no lynchings in USA.

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Which were the top hits in December 1952?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  2. - The Night Before Christmas Song
  3. - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1952?
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The Bounty Lands by William Donohue Ellis

The Bounty Lands


This is an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the second printing of the first edition!! This author received the 1952 Ohioana Book Award and we believe the book was autographed there.

A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin

A Many-Splendored Thing


From forward: is a book about that post-war Asia shaken from end to end by stupendous, revolutionary changes. ...A vivid feature is the contrast in her brilliant pictures of Hong Kong

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden


A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of …

The Cross And The Crown by Norman Beasley

The Cross And The Crown


A History of christian Science until 1910 and of its founder mary Baker Eddy. No non-Scientist could rread this book without a gaining a greater respect for mrs.

Dennis The Menace by Hank Ketcham

Dennis The Menace


By popular demand, the classic Dennis the Menace comicbooks are presented for a new audience! Originally published in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, (when they were illustrated by some of the