February 1952 calendar

February 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1952?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 06 Feb 1952 Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1952?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - At Last
  2. - Come What May
  3. - The Blacksmith Blues
  4. - Wheel of Fortune
  5. - Perfidia


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1952?

Spark Of Life by Erich Maria Remarque

Spark Of Life


Spark of Life is a powerful classic by the author of All Quiet On the Western Front. One man's dream of freedom inspires him to fight the Nazis with valiant resistance

Dance To The Piper by Agnes de Mille

Dance To The Piper


Agnes de Mille was born into a family that produced and wrote successful plays. She wanted to become an actress. One day, she saw Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballet dancer.

The Dark Moment by Ann Bridge

The Dark Moment


Nilufer and Feride lived a comfortable and elegant life in Turkish aristocratic society before their lives were turned upside-down by Ataturk’s struggle for independence following WWI.

The Catherine Wheel by Jean Stafford

The Catherine Wheel


Cloth. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7A 3/4 " - 9A 3/4 " tall. First U.S. edition. Fine in dj, with small frays at spine tips and a small chip

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea


This is a powerful novel about the North Atlantic in World Wat II. It tells the story of the British ships Compass Rose, Saltash, and their desperate cat-and mouse game with Nazi Uboats.