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.
  • 05 Dec 1952 Beginning of the Great Smog in London. A cold fog combines with air pollution and brings the city to a standstill for four days. Later, a Ministry of Health report estimates 4,000 fatalities as a result of it.
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Music charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Here In My Heart
  2. - You Belong To Me
  3. - The Isle Of Innisfree
  4. - Half As Much
  5. - Comes A-Long A-Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1952?

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. This book is a must-read for any non-scientist. It will make you more respect for your mother.

Confessors Of The Name by Gladys Schmitt

Confessors Of The Name


Toynbee, the great English historian, compared the reign of Emperor Decius (250 A.D.), to our own time - "a time full of troubles."

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice


This exciting novel is the latest in the Christian Epic series. It takes place just after Christ's resurrection and death. Basil is commissioned to design the case that will house the silver cup Christ and His disciples drank out of …

The Devils Of Loudun by Aldous Huxley

The Devils Of Loudun


Aldous Huxley's gripping and acclaimed account of one the most bizarre historical events. In 1632, a whole convent was located in Loudun, France. The devil apparently had control of it.

Don Camillo And His Flock by Giovanni Guareschi

Don Camillo And His Flock


This story is set against the backdrop of post-war rural villages in Emilia-Romagna. It's the second in a series of funny and insightful Don Camillo anthologies. There are 215 stories in this collection.