May 1952 calendar

May 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1952?


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 03 May 1952 The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Kiss Of Fire
  2. - Half as Much
  3. - I'm Yours
  4. - Here in My Heart
  5. - Walkin' My Baby Back Home


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1952?

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under The Sea-Wind


Under the Sea-Wind, Rachel Carson's first book about birds and sea animals in their natural habitats, is Rachel Carson's personal favorite. It's the early masterpiece of an American masterwork.

Spark Of Life by Erich Maria Remarque

Spark Of Life


Spark of Life is a powerful classic by the author of All Quiet On the Western Front. One man's dream of freedom inspires him to fight the Nazis with valiant resistance

Hold Back The Night by Pat Frank

Hold Back The Night


An in-depth account of the Korean War's early days.

The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Book Ever Written


Bible, Catholicism and Biblical Studies

Look Down In Mercy by Walter Baxter

Look Down In Mercy


"In this extraordinary first novel, Mr. Baxter does more than just show promise. If there is justice in the universe, he has reached."