Historical Events for Year 1952 (Part 2)

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May 13th - The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
May 15th - Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Wash Senators, 1-0
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.
Chemist Willard LibbyChemist Willard Libby May 28th - The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
May 29th - 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
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
Writer André GideWriter André Gide Jun 2nd - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
Jun 3rd - Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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)
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

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