January 1952 calendar

January 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1952?


  • 01 Jan 1952 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • 02 Jan 1952 Pal Joey opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 03 Jan 1952 Dragnet with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 05 Jan 1952 Flying Enterprise sinks
  • 07 Jan 1952 French Plevin government falls.
  • 08 Jan 1952 Jordan adopts constitution.
  • 09 Jan 1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
  • 11 Jan 1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore.
  • 12 Jan 1952 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13.
  • 14 Jan 1952 Today Show premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 16 Jan 1952 New Dutch bible translation finished.
  • 19 Jan 1952 NFL takes control of New York Yanks
  • 20 Jan 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 24 Jan 1952 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base.
  • 25 Jan 1952 Test debut of Richie Benaud, versus West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • 26 Jan 1952 Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
  • 31 Jan 1952 Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Bermuda
  2. - Tell Me Why
  3. - Be My Life's Companion
  4. - Tiger Rag
  5. - A Kiss To Build A Dream On

Top #5 songs in the UK

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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1952?

The President'S Lady by Irving Stone

The President'S Lady


Irving Stone's biographical novel is a bestseller that tells the story of Rachel Jackson and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond doubt, one of the greatest romances of all times."

The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Book Ever Written


Bible, Catholicism and Biblical Studies

Closing The Ring by Winston S. Churchill

Closing The Ring


The struggle to win between June 1943 and Jul 1944 as the Allies consolidate and consolidate their achievements. There was great difficulty and great divergence in opinion.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden


It is a masterpiece of Biblical scope and the magnum opus of John Steinbeck, America's most enduring author. In his journal, John Steinbeck, a Nobel Prize winner, called East of Eden "the original book." Indeed, it has the primordial power …

Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell

Wait For The Wagon


The kindhearted and loud-mouthed Miss Tinkham, Mrs. Rasmussen and Mrs. Feeley have just begun their long-awaited cross country drive to the West Coast. This is when the trouble starts.