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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1952?


Events

  • 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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Music charts

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Country: United States of America

Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States of America

Baiju Bawra

Baiju Bawra

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Vijay Bhatt

Starring: Meena Kumari, Bharat Bhushan, Surendra, Kuldip Kaur

Angel Face

Angel Face

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1952?
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The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man And The Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down

The Man On A Donkey by H.F.M. Prescott

The Man On A Donkey

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“The almost perfect historical novel.” —The New York TimesThe Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times

Prisoner Of Grace by Joyce Cary

Prisoner Of Grace

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The Prisoner of Grace is the first novel in the second trilogy, or triptych to use Cary's preferred term. The other two are Except the Lord and Not Honour More in

The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory

The Last Resorts

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story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"

Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Steamboat Gothic

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This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.