1952: On This Year


1952 (MCMLII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1952 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1952 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1952, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1952, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1952, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1952, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1952.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1952 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1952 known for ?

  • By 1952, West Germany had over 7 million refugees inside its borders. The Greatest Show on Earth was the highest grossing film starring Betty Hutton and Cornel Wilde.
  • Pope Pius XII placed André Gide’s works on the Catholic Church’s index of forbidden books. Percy Faith’s Delicado dominated the major charts in the USA and Europe.
  • United Kingdom and its Dominions, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Ceylon, and Pakistan, lost King George VI who died at the age of 56 on February 6, 1952. His daughter Princess Elizabeth, the Duchess of Edinburgh, became queen shortly after the Kings Death while on a visit to Kenya. King George VI funeral took place at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle. Now known as Queen Elizabeth II, she is one of the oldest monarchs in the world.
  • By the 1950s, the rock and roll genre was taking root in people’s hearts. On March 21, 1952, thousands of people most of them teenagers had lined up outside the Cleveland Arena, top attend the first major rock-and -roll concert. The show dubbed the Moondog Coronation Ball tickets sold out in a single day and set the bar for an ever-growing rock scene.
  • On December 4, thick smog started to hover over London. At least 4000 people had died by the time it lifted. As per the meteorological reports, high-pressure air mass had stalled over River Thames Valley when cold air came in from the west. This caused the stagnation of the air in London resulting in very low temperatures. The to keep warm the residents burnt extra coal which when coupled with soot, smoke and sulfur oxide from the industries, caused extra thick smog which reduced visibility to a few yards. This went on to cause a train collision, rail accidents, respiratory problems in humans and animals.
  • Finally, in Science, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Selman Abraham Waksman; Physics went to Felix Bloch, Edward Mills Purcell and for Chemistry went to Archer John Porter Martin, Richard Laurence Millington Synge. This was the year that Norman J. Woodland patented the barcode in the USA.

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1952: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1952, during the 25th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 19/03/1953 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1952:

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1952?

The Quiet Man
The Oscar for Best Director went to John Ford, for the movie The Quiet Man , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1952?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Gary Cooper, for the movie High Noon, starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1952?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Shirley Booth, for the movie Come Back, Little Sheba, starring Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1952?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Anthony Quinn, for the movie Viva Zapata!, starring Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1952?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Gloria Grahame, for the movie The Bad and the Beautiful, starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell produced in the United States of America.
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1952: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Elizabeth II
In 1952, Elizabeth II was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1952, Elizabeth acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom[a] upon the death of her father, King George VI

1952: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1952 were:

The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown Of Glory


The Gown of Glory

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea


This is a powerful novel about the North Atlantic in World Wat II. It tells the story of the British ships Compass Rose, Saltash, and their desperate cat-and mouse game with Nazi Uboats.

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us


The Sea Around Us was published in 1951 and is one of the most successful books ever about the natural world. Rachel Carson's unique ability to combine scientific insight and moving, poetic prose saw her book rise to the top …

The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Swimming Pool


Lois Maynard is just about to sell their summer home. But Judith Maynard, Lois' troubled older sister returns and a strange murder disrupts the household.

Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram

Gods, Graves And Scholars


The author stated that "my book was not written with scholarly pretensions." My goal was to show the human side of archeology and its dramatic qualities.

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

1952: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1952?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1952 was the Year of the Dragon.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dragon sign.

Nobel Prize

1952: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1952: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1952 were James, Robert and John for boys and Linda, Mary and Patricia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1952: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1952 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • Michael
  • David
  • William
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Gary

1952: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1952 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Linda
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Deborah
  • Susan
  • Barbara
  • Nancy
  • Karen
  • Debra
  • Sandra

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1952: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1952, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Comes A-Long A-Love by Kay Starr

1952: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1952 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Comes A-Long A-Love by Kay Starr
  2. Because You're Mine by Mario Lanza
  3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Jimmy Boyd
  4. Wheel of Fortune by Kay Starr
  5. I Went to Your Wedding by Patti Page
  6. Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart by Vera Lynn
  7. Kiss of Fire by Georgia Gibbs
  8. Why Don't You Believe Me by Joni James
  9. The Glow-Worm by Mills Brothers
  10. You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford

1952: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1952, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was The Isle Of Innisfree by Bing Crosby

1952: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1952 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. The Isle Of Innisfree by Bing Crosby
  2. Feet Up by Guy Mitchell
  3. You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford
  4. Here In My Heart by Al Martino
  5. Comes A-Long A-Love by Kay Starr
  6. Half As Much by Rosemary Clooney

1952: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1952 were:

Singin' in the Rain

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1952

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Country: United States of America

The Life of Riley

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Abby Berlin

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States of America

Mister Peepers

Release year: 1952

Written by:

Starring: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Country: United States of America

Our Miss Brooks

Release year: 1952

Directed by: Al Lewis

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States of America

world population

1952: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1952 was 2,630,861,562 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 30.0% of the total population, which is roughly 789.3 million individuals.The annual population change in 1952 was an increase of +46.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.81% over the previous year.The average population density in 1952 was 11 persons per square mile (or 18 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1952?

Here's what happened in 1952:

  • Jan 1, 1952: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • Jan 2, 1952: Pal Joey opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 3, 1952: Dragnet with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 5, 1952: Flying Enterprise sinks
  • Jan 7, 1952: French Plevin government falls.
  • Jan 8, 1952: Jordan adopts constitution.
  • Jan 9, 1952: Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
  • Jan 11, 1952: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore.
  • Jan 12, 1952: NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13.
  • Jan 14, 1952: Today Show premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • Jan 16, 1952: New Dutch bible translation finished.
  • Jan 19, 1952: NFL takes control of New York Yanks
  • Jan 20, 1952: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • Jan 24, 1952: Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base.
  • Jan 25, 1952: Test debut of Richie Benaud, versus West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Jan 26, 1952: Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
  • Jan 31, 1952: Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Feb 1, 1952: General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia.
  • Feb 2, 1952: George VI (King of the United Kingdom and his dominions, of Canada, of South Africa, of Australia, of New Zealand and of Ceylon) dies aged 56 after a long illness. He is succeeded by his daughter The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Elizabeth II), who is on a visit to Kenya. She is simultaneously proclaimed Queen of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Feb 4, 1952: 1st black executive of a major TV station
  • Feb 6, 1952: Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  • Feb 7, 1952: Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom (and her five other Commonwealth realms) at St. James's Palace, London, England.
  • Feb 8, 1952: RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day, debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 13, 1952: Rocky Marciano defeats Lee Savold for his 39th straight win.
  • Feb 14, 1952: Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller.
  • Feb 16, 1952: Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, age 77, retires; Pittsburgh Pirates retire his #33.
  • Feb 18, 1952: 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
  • Feb 19, 1952: French offensive at Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Feb 20, 1952: 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified
  • Feb 21, 1952: Dick Button performs first figure skating triple jump in competition.
  • Feb 24, 1952: Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament.
  • Feb 25, 1952: 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 26, 1952: Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • Feb 29, 1952: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France.
  • Mar 1, 1952: Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns.
  • Mar 2, 1952: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open.
  • Mar 3, 1952: Puerto Rico approves their first self-written constitution.
  • Mar 8, 1952: Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
  • Mar 9, 1952: Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title.
  • Mar 10, 1952: Military coup by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba.
  • Mar 15, 1952: 2 in the Aisle closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 16, 1952: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • Mar 18, 1952: First plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia).
  • Mar 20, 1952: 24th Academy Awards: American in Paris, Humphrey Bogart and Vivian Leigh win.
  • Mar 21, 1952: 3 Wishes for Jamie opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 22, 1952: Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, Germany, killing 44.
  • Mar 24, 1952: Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa.
  • Mar 27, 1952: Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 28, 1952: US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.
  • Mar 29, 1952: U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that he will not seek reelection.
  • Mar 30, 1952: 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter and King and I win.
  • Apr 1, 1952: Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
  • Apr 3, 1952: Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress.
  • Apr 5, 1952: Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th Amateur Athletic Union wrestling title.
  • Apr 6, 1952: 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins his second Masters golf tournament, shooting a 286.
  • Apr 7, 1952: The American Research Bureau reports that the I Love Lucy episode, quotThe Marriage Licensequot was the first TV show in history to be seen in around 10,000,000 homes the evening the episode aired.
  • Apr 8, 1952: US President Harry Truman seizes the steel mills to prevent a strike.
  • Apr 9, 1952: Popular uprising in Bolivia.
  • Apr 11, 1952: The Battle of Nanri Island takes place.
  • Apr 12, 1952: Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government.
  • Apr 15, 1952: First B-52 bomber prototype test flight.
  • Apr 16, 1952: 4 Saints in 3 Acts opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Apr 19, 1952: 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53.
  • Apr 21, 1952: BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets
  • Apr 22, 1952: First atomic explosion on network news, Nob Nevada.
  • Apr 23, 1952: Bob Cain of Saint Louis Browns and Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter.
  • Apr 25, 1952: 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat the New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 26, 1952: Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • Apr 27, 1952: 4 Saints in 3 Acts closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Apr 28, 1952: WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
  • Apr 29, 1952: Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, heralding a new age of commercial architecture in the United States. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, it is the first International Style skyscraper.
  • Apr 30, 1952: Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
  • May 1, 1952: Mr Potato Head, introduced
  • May 2, 1952: 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
  • May 3, 1952: Call Me Madam closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • May 4, 1952: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open.
  • May 5, 1952: Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk
  • May 6, 1952: Farouk of Egypt has himself announced as a descendant of prophet Muhammad.
  • May 8, 1952: Of Thee I Sing opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • May 10, 1952: Shuffle Along closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • May 12, 1952: Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • May 13, 1952: Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India.
  • May 15, 1952: Detroit Tigers' pitcher Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0.
  • May 16, 1952: New Faces (of 1952) opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances
  • May 17, 1952: 78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4.
  • May 18, 1952: Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BCE.
  • May 21, 1952: Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.
  • May 27, 1952: European Defense Community forms.
  • May 28, 1952: The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • May 30, 1952: Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves.
  • Jun 1, 1952: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
  • Jun 2, 1952: 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
  • Jun 3, 1952: Romanian Premier Petru Groza chosen President
  • Jun 5, 1952: 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs. Charles boxing
  • Jun 7, 1952: 3 Wishes after Jamie closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • Jun 10, 1952: President Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
  • Jun 12, 1952: USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • Jun 13, 1952: Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • Jun 14, 1952: 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
  • Jun 15, 1952: ''The Diary of a Young Girl'' is published.
  • Jun 16, 1952: Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • Jun 17, 1952: 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jun 19, 1952: Brooklyn Dodgers' Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0.
  • Jun 21, 1952: The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • Jun 23, 1952: US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
  • Jun 25, 1952: Wish You Were Here opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jun 26, 1952: Nelson Mandela and 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
  • Jun 29, 1952: First aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn - USS Oriskany.
  • Jun 30, 1952: Guiding Light soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • Jul 2, 1952: Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
  • Jul 3, 1952: The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States.
  • Jul 4, 1952: 66th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny
  • Jul 5, 1952: Of Thee I Sing closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 6, 1952: Last tram ride in London
  • Jul 7, 1952: SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • Jul 8, 1952: 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • Jul 11, 1952: Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
  • Jul 12, 1952: East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • Jul 13, 1952: East Germany announces the formation of its National People's Army.
  • Jul 14, 1952: SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12
  • Jul 15, 1952: Gerald D Lascelles (under English Princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
  • Jul 17, 1952: Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh Premier
  • Jul 18, 1952: KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19, 1952: Paint Your Wagon closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • Jul 20, 1952: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K
  • Jul 21, 1952: 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • Jul 22, 1952: Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • Jul 23, 1952: General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt
  • Jul 24, 1952: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K
  • Jul 25, 1952: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created
  • Jul 26, 1952: King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • Jul 27, 1952: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon
  • Jul 28, 1952: Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • Jul 30, 1952: Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
  • Aug 3, 1952: 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
  • Aug 5, 1952: The Treaty of Taipei between Japan and the Republic of China goes into effect, to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Aug 6, 1952: Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • Aug 8, 1952: Syngman Ree re-elected President of South-Korea
  • Aug 9, 1952: General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • Aug 10, 1952: Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
  • Aug 11, 1952: Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
  • Aug 12, 1952: Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • Aug 13, 1952: Japan joins the IMF.
  • Aug 14, 1952: West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.
  • Aug 15, 1952: 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Aug 16, 1952: Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods 34 die.
  • Aug 17, 1952: Fallout 1st used (NY Times)
  • Aug 20, 1952: Stalin meets Chou Enlai
  • Aug 22, 1952: The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • Aug 23, 1952: Arab League security pact goes into effect
  • Aug 25, 1952: Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • Aug 26, 1952: Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
  • Aug 27, 1952: Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • Aug 28, 1952: German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • Aug 30, 1952: The last Finnish war reparations are sent to the Soviet Union.
  • Aug 31, 1952: The Grenzlandring racetrack closes in Wegberg, Germany.
  • Sep 1, 1952: Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
  • Sep 2, 1952: Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
  • Sep 6, 1952: Canadian TV begins in Montreal
  • Sep 7, 1952: 66th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75)
  • Sep 8, 1952: CBC Toronto debuts.
  • Sep 10, 1952: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
  • Sep 11, 1952: West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews.
  • Sep 12, 1952: Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
  • Sep 13, 1952: Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected President of Mexico
  • Sep 15, 1952: European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • Sep 17, 1952: In the USA, "I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day".
  • Sep 18, 1952: The Soviet Union vetoes Japan's application for membership in the United Nations.
  • Sep 19, 1952: The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • Sep 20, 1952: KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23, 1952: Dodgers clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 24, 1952: Dutch Minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • Sep 25, 1952: Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • Sep 29, 1952: Lights Out, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Oct 1, 1952: Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • Oct 3, 1952: 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
  • Oct 4, 1952: Top Banana closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • Oct 5, 1952: 19th Congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • Oct 7, 1952: 1st Bandstand broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
  • Oct 8, 1952: Chinese offensive in Korea
  • Oct 12, 1952: KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 14, 1952: Buttrio Square opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Oct 16, 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.
  • Oct 17, 1952: Indonesian troops led by General Nasution surround the presidential palace, seeking the dismissal of the People's Representative Council Sukarno avoids confrontation.
  • Oct 18, 1952: Buttrio Square closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Oct 19, 1952: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
  • Oct 20, 1952: Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
  • Oct 21, 1952: Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • Oct 24, 1952: Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria.
  • Oct 25, 1952: 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine Donald Duck
  • Oct 30, 1952: Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
  • Oct 31, 1952: 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
  • Nov 1, 1952: 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific Fusion occurs for 1st time on Earth
  • Nov 3, 1952: Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • Nov 4, 1952: Earthquake and flood strike Kamshatka-South America
  • Nov 10, 1952: Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st Secretary General of UN
  • Nov 12, 1952: Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 13, 1952: False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 14, 1952: Greek general Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 18, 1952: Jomo Kenyatta is arrested in Kenya for an alleged connection to the Mau Mau uprising.
  • Nov 19, 1952: North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 km/h
  • Nov 20, 1952: Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 21, 1952: Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25, 1952: George Meany appointed as Chairman of AFL
  • Nov 26, 1952: 1st modern 3-D movie Bwana Devil, premieres in Hollywood
  • Nov 27, 1952: KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29, 1952: 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 30, 1952: Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism
  • Dec 1, 1952: The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • Dec 2, 1952: First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colorado, USA).
  • Dec 3, 1952: First TV broadcast in Hawaii.
  • Dec 4, 1952: Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO.
  • Dec 5, 1952: Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
  • Dec 7, 1952: KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 8, 1952: 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 10, 1952: WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 12, 1952: Dallas Texans (former Boston Yankees) play last game, last original team.
  • Dec 14, 1952: KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 15, 1952: KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 18, 1952: Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president.
  • Dec 19, 1952: Queen Juliana unveals statue Docker
  • Dec 20, 1952: KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 21, 1952: WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22, 1952: WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 25, 1952: One West German soldier is killed in a shooting incident in West Berlin.
  • Dec 26, 1952: Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Japanese Emperor.
  • Dec 28, 1952: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game.
  • Dec 29, 1952: First transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford, New York).
  • Dec 30, 1952: Tuskegee Institute reports 1952 as first year in 71 years with no lynchings in USA.
  • Feb 6, 1952: Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.


What does the year 1952 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1952 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 53rd year of the 20th century and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1951 and precedes 1953.

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