October 1952 calendar

October 1952

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1952?


  • 01 Oct 1952 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • 03 Oct 1952 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
  • 04 Oct 1952 Top Banana closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • 05 Oct 1952 19th Congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • 07 Oct 1952 1st Bandstand broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
  • 08 Oct 1952 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • 12 Oct 1952 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Oct 1952 Buttrio Square opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 16 Oct 1952 ''Limelight'' opens in London writer/actor/director/producer Charlie Chaplin arrives by ocean liner in transit his re-entry permit to the USA is revoked by J. Edgar Hoover.
  • 17 Oct 1952 Indonesian troops led by General Nasution surround the presidential palace, seeking the dismissal of the People's Representative Council Sukarno avoids confrontation.
  • 18 Oct 1952 Buttrio Square closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 19 Oct 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • 20 Oct 1952 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • 21 Oct 1952 Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • 24 Oct 1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria.
  • 25 Oct 1952 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine Donald Duck
  • 30 Oct 1952 Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
  • 31 Oct 1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
  • 03 Oct 1952 The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon in the Montebello Islands, Western Australia, to become the world's third nuclear power.
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Music charts

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

  1. - It's In The Book (Part 1 & 2)
  2. - Outside of Heaven
  3. - Mermaid
  4. - Why Don't You Believe Me
  5. - Yours (Quierme Mucho)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1952?

Happy Return by Angela Mackail Thirkell

Happy Return


Thirkell is pleased to welcome us back at the beloved precinct in Barsetshire, in this novel set in mid-century. New and old friends join the community conversation that spans from Sir Cecil

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!"

I Go Pogo by Walt Kelly

I Go Pogo


Pogo, a comic strip that has been appearing in daily newspapers since 1948, is a well-known and long-running comic strip. It is funny and features talking animals.

Journey To The Far Pacific by Thomas E. Dewey

Journey To The Far Pacific


"This book tells the story of Dewey's first-hand experience with the Orient conditions.

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice


This exciting novel is the latest in the Christian Epic series. It takes place just after Christ's resurrection and death. Basil is commissioned to design the case that will house the silver cup Christ and His disciples drank out of …