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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1952?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1952 General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia.
  • 02 Feb 1952 George VI (King of the United Kingdom and his dominions, of Canada, of South Africa, of Australia, of New Zealand and of Ceylon) dies aged 56 after a long illness. He is succeeded by his daughter The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Elizabeth II), who is on a visit to Kenya. She is simultaneously proclaimed Queen of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 04 Feb 1952 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 06 Feb 1952 Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  • 07 Feb 1952 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom (and her five other Commonwealth realms) at St. James's Palace, London, England.
  • 08 Feb 1952 RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day, debuts on NBC TV
  • 13 Feb 1952 Rocky Marciano defeats Lee Savold for his 39th straight win.
  • 14 Feb 1952 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller.
  • 16 Feb 1952 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, age 77, retires; Pittsburgh Pirates retire his #33.
  • 18 Feb 1952 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
  • 19 Feb 1952 French offensive at Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 20 Feb 1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • 21 Feb 1952 Dick Button performs first figure skating triple jump in competition.
  • 24 Feb 1952 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament.
  • 25 Feb 1952 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • 26 Feb 1952 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • 29 Feb 1952 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France.

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Movies

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Pyaasa

Pyaasa

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Logan

Logan

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Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Foreign Policy For Americans by Robert A. Taft

A Foreign Policy For Americans

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The Senator From Ohio Substitutes Same Analysis For Expediency. An essential book on foreign policy.

Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr

Show Biz

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Hardback compendium/chronology, detailed history of popular theatre, radio, film and television, 1905-1950. Written in a crisp and very readable style. Good sourcebook. Exhaustive index.

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."

Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist

Barabbas

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Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha.

The President'S Lady by Irving Stone

The President'S Lady

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In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."