Today in History for June 1952

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 39 of 39

1st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
1st - Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
2nd - 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
2nd - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
3rd - Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
5th - 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
5th - Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
5th - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title
7th - "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs
7th - 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
7th - 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
8th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
10th - Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
10th - Pres Harry Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
10th - St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
12th - USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
13th - Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
14th - 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
14th - Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
Writer André GideWriter André Gide 14th - General strike in Tunisia
14th - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
14th - Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
14th - Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
16th - Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
17th - 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
19th - "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
19th - Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
21st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
21st - Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
23rd - US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
25th - "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs
25th - 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
25th - Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
26th - Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 26th - Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
29th - 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
29th - 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
30th - "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
30th - Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 54 of 54

2nd - Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
3rd - Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
3rd - David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
4th - Carlene Watkins, Hartford CT, actress (Tough Enough)
4th - Catherine Watkins, Hartford Ct, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary)
4th - Parker Stevenson, Phila Pa, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace)
5th - Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
5th - Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
6th - Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
6th - Harvey Fierstein, American actor
7th - Liam Neeson, N Ireland, actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables)
8th - Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
8th - Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
9th - Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
11th - Donnie Van Zant, rock vocalist (.38 Special)
11th - Russell Hitchcock, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
12th - Dale Krantz, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
12th - Oliver Knussen, Glasgow Scotland, composer (Chicara)
12th - Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
Musician Pete FarndonMusician Pete Farndon (12th) 12th - Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
12th - Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
13th - Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
13th - Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
14th - Eddie Mekka, Worcester Mass, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley)
14th - Jimmy Lea, England, rock bassist (Slade)
14th - Pat Summitt, American basketball coach
14th - Leon Wieseltier, American writer.
15th - Lorna Young, salesperson
15th - Sandra Cassel, American actress
16th - Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
16th - Gino Vanelli, Montreal Quebec, singer (Living Inside Myself)
16th - Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
16th - George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
17th - Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
18th - Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
18th - Carol Kane, Cleveland Ohio, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi)
Actress Isabella RosselliniActress Isabella Rossellini (18th) 18th - Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)
18th - Rickey Gazda, rocker
19th - Robert Ainsworth, British MP
20th - Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)
20th - John Goodman, St Louis Mo, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe)
20th - Larry Riley, Memphis Tn, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing)
20th - Vikram Seth, Indian poet
21st - Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
22nd - Graham Greene, Canadian actor
24th - Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
25th - Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
25th - Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
26th - Gordon McQueen, soccer player
27th - Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
28th - Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
Actor John GoodmanActor John Goodman (20th) 29th - Joe Johnson, English snooker player
30th - Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
30th - David Garrison, Broadway and television actor

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

11th - Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 13 of 13

1st - John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92
9th - Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
12th - Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
13th - Max Pulver, writer, dies
15th - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
16th - Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
17th - Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
17th - Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
18th - Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
19th - Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
20th - Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
24th - Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
27th - Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)

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