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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Jul 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K
  • 25 Jul 1952 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created
  • 26 Jul 1952 King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • 27 Jul 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 1952 Opening of the Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1952?

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

The Thurber Album by James Thurber

The Thurber Album


Deals with Columbus, Ohio family, friends, teachers, and colleagues

Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Lieutenant Hornblower


This gripping story of triumph and turmoil on the high seas is Horatio Hornblower's tale of how he emerges from his apprenticeship to become a midshipman to take on new responsibilities due to the fortunes of

Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin

Adventures In Two Worlds


Adventures in Two Worlds

The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby

The Saracen Blade


Pietro di Donati is the story of his father, a Sicilian peasant from 13th century Sicilia, who was almost at the same time as Emperor Frederick.