November 1952 calendar

November 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1952?


  • 01 Nov 1952 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific Fusion occurs for 1st time on Earth
  • 03 Nov 1952 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • 04 Nov 1952 Earthquake and flood strike Kamshatka-South America
  • 10 Nov 1952 Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st Secretary General of UN
  • 12 Nov 1952 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • 13 Nov 1952 False fingernails 1st sold
  • 14 Nov 1952 Greek general Papagos wins elections
  • 18 Nov 1952 Jomo Kenyatta is arrested in Kenya for an alleged connection to the Mau Mau uprising.
  • 19 Nov 1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 km/h
  • 20 Nov 1952 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • 21 Nov 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 25 Nov 1952 George Meany appointed as Chairman of AFL
  • 26 Nov 1952 1st modern 3-D movie Bwana Devil, premieres in Hollywood
  • 27 Nov 1952 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Nov 1952 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • 30 Nov 1952 Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism
  • 01 Nov 1952 Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1952?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - I
  2. - Lady Of Spain

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Here In My Heart
  2. - You Belong To Me
  3. - Feet Up
  4. - Half As Much
  5. - The Isle Of Innisfree


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1952?

The Far Country by Nevil Shute

The Far Country


Jennifer Morton, a young Englishwoman, leaves London to visit her relatives in Australia's sheep ranch. She falls in love with both the stunningly beautiful country as well as the man she meets there.

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel That Inspired The Caine Mutiny Film and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk’s dramatic and brilliantly entertaining novel about life-and-mutiny-on-a Navy warship, in the Pacific theater, was instantly embraced upon its initial publication in …

Men At Arms by Evelyn Waugh

Men At Arms


This is the first volume in Evelyn Waugh’s masterful trilogy on war, religion, politics.

The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog

The Distant Shore


This is a story about war, sea, soldiers and friendships.

The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man And The Sea


The Old Man and the Sea is Hemingway’s most beloved work. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman who, through his simplicity and strength, has been told in a language that is simple yet powerful.