July 1952 calendar

July 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1952?


  • 02 Jul 1952 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • 03 Jul 1952 The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States.
  • 04 Jul 1952 66th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (46 62 63 62)
  • 05 Jul 1952 Of Thee I Sing closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 06 Jul 1952 Last tram ride in London
  • 07 Jul 1952 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • 08 Jul 1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 11 Jul 1952 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
  • 12 Jul 1952 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • 13 Jul 1952 East Germany announces the formation of its National People's Army.
  • 14 Jul 1952 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • 15 Jul 1952 Gerald D Lascelles (under English Princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
  • 17 Jul 1952 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh Premier
  • 18 Jul 1952 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Jul 1952 Paint Your Wagon closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 20 Jul 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
  • 21 Jul 1952 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • 22 Jul 1952 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • 23 Jul 1952 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • 24 Jul 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 25 Jul 1952 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
  • 26 Jul 1952 King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • 27 Jul 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 28 Jul 1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 30 Jul 1952 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1952?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  2. - High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  3. - Wish You Were Here
  4. - Indian Love Call


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova, Evgeniy Leonov



Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Country: United States of America

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in July 1952?
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man


Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

Windom'S Way by James Ramsey Ullman

Windom'S Way


Very good hardcover with fair DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.

The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell

The Devil'S Advocate


The magnificent, tumultuous epic of one man's battle against a world of treachery and corruption.

Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin

Adventures In Two Worlds


Adventures in Two Worlds.

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under The Sea-Wind


Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, Under the Sea-Wind—Rachel Carson’s first book and her personal favorite—is the early masterwork of one of America’s