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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1952?


Events

  • 01 May 1952 Mr Potato Head, introduced
  • 02 May 1952 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
  • 03 May 1952 Call Me Madam closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 04 May 1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open.
  • 05 May 1952 Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
  • 06 May 1952 Farouk of Egypt has himself announced as a descendant of prophet Muhammad.
  • 08 May 1952 Of Thee I Sing opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 10 May 1952 Shuffle Along closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 12 May 1952 Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • 13 May 1952 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India.
  • 15 May 1952 Detroit Tigers' pitcher Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0.
  • 16 May 1952 New Faces (of 1952) opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances
  • 17 May 1952 78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4.
  • 18 May 1952 Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BCE.
  • 21 May 1952 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.
  • 27 May 1952 European Defense Community forms.
  • 28 May 1952 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 30 May 1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves.

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Music charts

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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1952?
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The Son Of Adam Wyngate by Mary O'Hara

The Son Of Adam Wyngate

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A Story Press Book. The story of a New England family by the author of My Friend Flicka, her fourth book.

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea

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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us

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Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on …

Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin

Adventures In Two Worlds

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Adventures in Two Worlds.

The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell

The Devil'S Advocate

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