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Notable Historical Events - 1952

1952Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

1952Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

1952Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title

19521st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

1952Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1952Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

1952The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1952Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

1952Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

1952Stalin meets Chou Enlai

1952US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

1952Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1952First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

1952Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1952Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

1952Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom

1952Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament

1952Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1952"Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

1952Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

195216th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286

1952Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1952Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament

1952Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

1952 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet 
Jan 2
"Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances 
Jan 3
"Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV 
Jan 3
Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38 
Jan 5
Flying Enterprise sinks 
Jan 7
French Plevin government falls 
Jan 8
Jordan adopts constitution 
Jan 9
Belgian Pholien government resigns 
Jan 9
Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title 
Jan 9
Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty 
Jan 10
Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris 
Jan 11
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore 
Jan 12
NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13 
Jan 12
University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student 
Jan 14
"Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV 
Jan 14
Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends 
Jan 14
Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26 
Jan 16
New Dutch bible translation finished 
Jan 16
US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary 
Jan 19
NFL takes control of NY Yanks 
Jan 19
PGA approves allowing black participants 
Jan 20
British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone 
Jan 20
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open 
Jan 21
Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India 
Jan 24
1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks 
Jan 24
Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base 
Jan 24
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. 
Jan 25
Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG 
Jan 30
Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime # 
Jan 30
Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres 
Jan 31
Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries 
Jan 31
Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 1
General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia 
Feb 1
SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC 
Feb 2
B. B. King's "3 O'Clock Blues" hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit 
Feb 4
1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY) 
Feb 6
Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne 
Feb 8
"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV 
Feb 8
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom 
Feb 13
Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win 
Feb 14
6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway 
Feb 15
King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. 
Feb 16
Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33 
Feb 16
Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record) 
Feb 18
4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca win 
Feb 19
French offensive at Hanoi 
Feb 20
"African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC 
Feb 20
1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford) 
Feb 21
Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement) 
Feb 21
Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition 
Feb 24
Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament 
Feb 25
6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway 
Feb 26
Neth-Indonesian Unity conference 
Feb 26
PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb 
Feb 29
Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB 
Feb 29
Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER 
Feb 29
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA 
Feb 29
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA 
Feb 29
The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority. 
Mar 1
Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns 
Mar 1
Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain 
Mar 2
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open 
Mar 3
Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution 
Mar 5
Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London 
Mar 8
Antoine Pinay forms French government 
Mar 9
Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title 
Mar 10
Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba 
Mar 15
"2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 perfs 
Mar 15
Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean 
Mar 16
1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record) 
Mar 16
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Mar 18
1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila) 
Mar 18
Communist offensive in Korea 
Mar 20
24th Academy Awards - "American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win 
Mar 20
Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate 
Mar 21
"3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs 
Mar 21
-22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths 
Mar 21
31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US 
Mar 21
Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever 
Mar 22
Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44 
Mar 23
Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds 
Mar 24
Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa 
Mar 26
14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63 
Mar 26
F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich 
Mar 27
Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer 
Mar 27
Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records 
Mar 27
"Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released 
Mar 28
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright 
Mar 28
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
Mar 30
6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win 
Mar 30
Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open 
Apr 1
Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow 
Apr 1
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 3
Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress 
Apr 5
Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title 
Apr 6
16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286 
Apr 8
US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike 
Apr 9
Popular uprising in Bolivia 
Apr 9
Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines 
Apr 11
The Battle of Nanri island takes place. 
Apr 12
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament 
Apr 12
Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government 
Apr 15
1st B-52 prototype test flight 
Apr 15
Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card 
Apr 15
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games 
Apr 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 15
The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress 
Apr 16
"4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances 
Apr 19
56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53 
Apr 21
BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route) 
Apr 21
Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated. 
Apr 22
1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada 
Apr 22
Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC 
Apr 23
Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter 
Apr 23
NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR 
Apr 23
Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed 
Apr 25
6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3 
Apr 25
American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter 
Apr 25
German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms 
Apr 26
Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman 
Apr 26
US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176 
Apr 27
"4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs 
Apr 28
Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open 
Apr 28
St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan 
Apr 28
WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect 
Apr 28
Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO. 
Apr 30
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open 
Apr 30
Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television 
May 1
US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada 
May 1
Mr Potato Head introduced 
May 1
TWA introduces tourist class 
May 2
1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music" 
May 2
1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet 
May 2
Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers 
May 3
"Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances 
May 3
1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole 
May 3
78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6 
May 4
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open 
May 5
Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny) 
May 5
Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base 
May 7
The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer. 
May 8
"Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances 
May 8
"Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances 
May 8
Mad Magazine debuts 
May 10
"Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances 
May 12
Charlton Playground named in Bronx 
May 12
Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur. 
May 13
Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings 
May 13
Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India 
May 13
The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting. 
May 15
Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Wash Senators, 1-0 
May 15
Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners 
May 16
"New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances 
May 17
78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4 
May 18
Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC 
May 21
Bkln Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning & beat Cin Reds, 19-1 
May 21
Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal 
May 27
European Defense Community forms 
May 28
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 28
The women of Greece are given the right to vote. 
May 29
2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends 
May 30
Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves 
May 30
Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h) 
Jun 1
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament 
Jun 1
Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index 
Jun 2
650,000 metal workers go on strike in US 
Jun 2
Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette 
Jun 3
Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president 
Jun 5
1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing 
Jun 5
Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley 
Jun 5
Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title 
Jun 7
"3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs 
Jun 7
7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4 
Jun 7
84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2 
Jun 8
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open 
Jun 10
Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th) 
Jun 10
Pres Harry Truman desires nationalizing steel industry 
Jun 10
St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby 
Jun 12
USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid 
Jun 13
Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8 
Jun 14
52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas 
Jun 14
Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings 
Jun 14
General strike in Tunisia 
Jun 14
Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2) 
Jun 14
Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus) 
Jun 14
Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss 
Jun 16
Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down 
Jun 17
2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium 
Jun 19
"I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host 
Jun 19
Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0 
Jun 21
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
Jun 21
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
US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea 
Jun 25
"Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs 
Jun 25
34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville 
Jun 25
Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election 
Jun 26
Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%) 
Jun 26
Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew 
Jun 29
USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn 
Jun 29
7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs 
Jun 30
"Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV 
Jun 30
Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government 
Jul 2
Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam 
Jul 3
Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress 
Jul 4
66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2) 
Jul 4
Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted 
Jul 5
"Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances 
Jul 5
59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3) 
Jul 6
Last tram ride in London 
Jul 7
SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40 
Jul 8
19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila 
Jul 11
Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate 
Jul 12
East German SED decides to form German DR army 
Jul 14
SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward) 
Jul 15
1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins 
Jul 17
Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier 
Jul 18
KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jul 19
"Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 perfs 
Jul 19
15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland 
Jul 19
Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford 
Jul 19
India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day 
Jul 20
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0) 
Jul 20
Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France 
Jul 21
7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed 
Jul 21
Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns 
Jul 22
Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution 
Jul 23
General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day) 
Jul 24
112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record) 
Jul 24
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6) 
Jul 24
US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike 
Jul 25
Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day) 
Jul 26
King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday] 
Jul 26
Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer 
Jul 27
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2) 
Jul 28
Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager 
Jul 29
1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet 
Jul 30
Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid 
Aug 3
15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland 
Aug 4
Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana 
Aug 6
Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout 
Aug 8
Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea 
Aug 9
General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium 
Aug 10
Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament 
Aug 11
Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan 
Aug 12
Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan 
Aug 14
Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary 
Aug 15
19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316) 
Aug 15
9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34 
Aug 17
"Fallout" 1st used (NY Times) 
Aug 17
Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship 
Aug 20
Stalin meets Chou Enlai 
Aug 22
The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed. 
Aug 23
Arab League security pact goes into effect 
Aug 23
Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing 
Aug 25
Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0 
Aug 25
Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth 
Aug 26
Fluoridation of SF water begins 
Aug 27
Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2) 
Aug 28
German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments 
Aug 28
Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister 
Sep 1
Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney 
Sep 1
Willem Drees forms new Dutch government 
Sep 2
Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery 
Sep 5
General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile 
Sep 6
Canadian TV begins in Montreal 
Sep 7
66th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75) 
Sep 7
72nd US Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1 6-2 6-3) 
Sep 7
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament 
Sep 7
General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier 
Sep 7
Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn) 
Sep 7
Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters 
Sep 7
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 8
Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published 
Sep 10
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open 
Sep 11
West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews 
Sep 12
Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London 
Sep 13
Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico 
Sep 15
Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee 
Sep 15
European Parliament forms in Strasbourg 
Sep 15
UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia 
Sep 17
"I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day" 
Sep 19
The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England. 
Sep 20
KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 23
1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event 
Sep 23
Dodgers clinch NL pennant 
Sep 23
Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech 
Sep 23
Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 24
Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death 
Sep 24
Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5 
Sep 25
Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game 
Sep 26
Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2 
Sep 29
"Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance 
Oct 1
1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or 
Oct 1
Liberal Party wins Japanese elections 
Oct 1
Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion) 
Oct 3
1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia 
Oct 3
1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca 
Oct 4
"Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs 
Oct 5
19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow 
Oct 5
6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit 
Oct 6
Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running) 
Oct 7
NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series 
Oct 7
First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host) 
Oct 7
Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins 
Oct 8
Chinese offensive in Korea 
Oct 8
Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people. 
Oct 12
Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons 
Oct 12
KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 14
"Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Oct 15
Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo" premieres in NYC 
Oct 16
Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi 
Oct 16
Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens 
Oct 18
"Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 perfs 
Oct 18
Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash 
Oct 19
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament 
Oct 19
Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive 
Oct 20
Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya 
Oct 21
Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian) 
Oct 24
Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria 
Oct 25
First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck" 
Oct 25
French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam 
Oct 25
Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India 
Oct 26
Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India 
Oct 27
"My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 perfs 
Oct 28
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open 
Oct 30
Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas 
Oct 31
1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands 
Nov 1
"Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean 
Nov 3
Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas 
Nov 3
Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel 
Nov 4
Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America 
Nov 4
General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D) 
Nov 6
Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres 
Nov 10
Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN 
Nov 12
Phila A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP 
Nov 12
White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape 
Nov 13
False fingernails 1st sold 
Nov 13
KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 14
Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections 
Nov 14
First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express. 
Nov 16
Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election 
Nov 19
North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH 
Nov 19
Spain joins UNESCO 
Nov 20
Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP 
Nov 20
George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC 
Nov 20
Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia. 
Nov 21
1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced 
Nov 21
Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 22
As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 25
George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL 
Nov 25
Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23 
Nov 26
1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood 
Nov 27
KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 29
40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11 
Nov 29
US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war 
Nov 30
Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism 
Dec 1
The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation. 
Dec 2
18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB) 
Dec 2
1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo) 
Dec 3
1st TV broadcast in Hawaii 
Dec 3
Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela 
Dec 4
Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word 
Dec 4
Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO 
Dec 5
-8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die 
Dec 6
Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata 
Dec 7
KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Dec 8
1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy) 
Dec 8
French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die 
Dec 8
Isaak Ben-Zwi elected pres of Israel 
Dec 10
Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel 
Dec 10
WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 12
Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team 
Dec 14
KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 14
R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta 
Dec 14
Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die 
Dec 15
"Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances 
Dec 15
Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation 
Dec 15
KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 15
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias 
Dec 18
Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president 
Dec 19
Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker" 
Dec 20
KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 21
Broadway Tunnel opens in SF 
Dec 21
WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 22
French government of Pinay, resigns 
Dec 22
WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Dec 23
Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight 
Dec 28
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game 
Dec 29
1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY) 
Dec 30
Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US 
Dec 31
41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1) 
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