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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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The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

Release year: 1952

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Country: United States of America

Clash by Night

Clash by Night

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States of America

Pat and Mike

Pat and Mike

Release year: 1952

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Country: United States of America

Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny

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The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

Through Charley'S Door by Emily Kimbrough

Through Charley'S Door

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Through Charley's Door is the true story of Emily Kimbrough's experiences working for the famous Marshall Field department store in 1920s Chicago.

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under The Sea-Wind

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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

The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby

The Saracen Blade

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The story of Pietro di Donati, son of a 13th-century Sicilian peasant, who was born at almost the exact same moment as the Emperor Frederick.

Look Down In Mercy by Walter Baxter

Look Down In Mercy

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"In this remarkable first novel Mr. Baxter does a great deal more than show promise; if there is any justice in the world he has arrived."