Historical Events for Year 1952 (Part 2)

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May 15th - Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners
May 16th - "New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances
May 17th - 78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4
May 18th - Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
May 21st - Bkln Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning & beat Cin Reds, 19-1
May 21st - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
May 27th - European Defense Community forms
May 28th - Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
May 28th - The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
May 29th - 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
Chemist Willard LibbyChemist Willard Libby May 30th - Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
May 30th - Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)
Jun 1st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
Jun 1st - Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
Jun 2nd - 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
Jun 2nd - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
Jun 3rd - Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
Writer André GideWriter André Gide Jun 5th - 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
Jun 5th - Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
Jun 5th - Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title
Jun 7th - "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs
Jun 7th - 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
Jun 7th - 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
Jun 8th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
Jun 10th - Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls Jun 10th - Pres Harry Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
Jun 10th - St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
Jun 12th - USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
Jun 13th - Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
Jun 14th - 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
Jun 14th - Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
Jun 14th - General strike in Tunisia
Jun 14th - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
Jun 14th - Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)
Jun 14th - Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
Jun 16th - Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
Jun 17th - 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
Jun 19th - "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
Jun 19th - Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
Jun 21st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
Jun 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.
Jun 23rd - US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
Jun 25th - "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs
Jun 25th - 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
Jun 25th - Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
Jun 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 Jun 26th - Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
Jun 29th - USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn
Jun 29th - 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
Jun 30th - "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
Jun 30th - Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
Jul 2nd - Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
Jul 3rd - Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
Jul 4th - 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
Jul 4th - Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
Jul 5th - "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
Jul 5th - 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
Jul 6th - Last tram ride in London
Jul 7th - SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
Jul 8th - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
Jul 11th - Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate
Jul 12th - East German SED decides to form German DR army
Jul 14th - SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
Jul 15th - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
Jul 17th - Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
Jul 18th - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
Jul 19th - "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 perfs
Jul 19th - 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
Jul 19th - Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
Jul 19th - India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
Jul 20th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
Jul 20th - Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
Jul 21st - 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
Jul 21st - Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
Jul 22nd - Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
Jul 23rd - General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)
Jul 24th - 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
Jul 24th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
Jul 24th - US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
Jul 25th - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
Jul 26th - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle Jul 26th - Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
Jul 27th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
Jul 28th - Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
Jul 29th - 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
Jul 30th - Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
Aug 3rd - 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
Aug 4th - Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana
Aug 6th - Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
Gangster Sam GiancanaGangster Sam Giancana Aug 8th - Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea
Aug 9th - General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
Aug 10th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
Aug 11th - Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
Aug 12th - Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
Aug 14th - Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
Aug 15th - 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
Aug 15th - 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
Aug 17th - "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)
Aug 17th - Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Aug 20th - Stalin meets Chou Enlai
Aug 22nd - The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
Aug 23rd - Arab League security pact goes into effect
Aug 23rd - Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
Aug 25th - Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
Aug 25th - Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
Aug 26th - Fluoridation of SF water begins
Aug 27th - Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
Aug 28th - German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
Aug 28th - Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
Sep 1st - Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
Sep 1st - Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
Sep 2nd - Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
Sep 5th - General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
Sep 6th - Canadian TV begins in Montreal
Sep 7th - 66th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75)
Sep 7th - 72nd US Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1 6-2 6-3)
Sep 7th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
Sep 7th - General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
Sep 7th - Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford Sep 7th - Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
Sep 7th - NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks
Sep 8th - Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published
Sep 10th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
Sep 11th - West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
Sep 12th - Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
Sep 13th - Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
Sep 15th - Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
Sep 15th - European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
Sep 15th - UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
Sep 17th - "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin Sep 19th - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
Sep 20th - KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
Sep 23rd - 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
Sep 23rd - Dodgers clinch NL pennant
Sep 23rd - Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
Sep 23rd - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
Sep 24th - Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
Sep 24th - Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano Sep 25th - Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
Sep 26th - Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
Sep 29th - "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV
Sep 29th - Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
Oct 1st - 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
Oct 1st - Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
Oct 1st - Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
Oct 3rd - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
Oct 3rd - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial Oct 4th - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
Oct 5th - 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

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