1952 in History – What happened in year 1952


In history, year 1952 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1952.

Know what happened in 1952:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 FebruaryElizabeth II ascended to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and three other Commonwealth countries upon the death of her father, George VI.
06 September A prototype aircraft crashed at the Farnborough Airshow inHampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.
08 OctoberThree trains collided (wreckage pictured) at Harrow &Wealdstone station in London killing 112 people and injuring 340.
11 AugustKing Talal of Jordan abdicated due to health reasons and wassucceeded by his eldest son Hussein (pictured).
12 March British diplomat Hastings Ismay was appointed as the first Secretary General of NATO.
14 November Al Martino's 'Here in My Heart' became the first song to belisted at the top of the UK Singles Chart.
15 AprilThe B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered, strategic bomber operated by the United States Air Force for most of the aircraft's history, made its first flight.
23 September In one of the first political uses of television to appealdirectly to the populace, Republican vice presidential candidate RichardNixon delivered the 'Checkers speech', refuting accusations ofimproprieties with contributions to his campaign.
25 November Korean War-After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of TriangleHill ended as American and South Korean units abandoned their attempt tocapture the 'Iron Triangle'.
26 FebruaryVincent Massey was sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
12 AugustThirteen Jewish poets in Moscow were executed for espionagebased on false confessions.
27 JuneThe Congress of Guatemala passed Decree 900, redistributingunused lands of sizes greater than 224 acres (0.9 km2) to localpeasants and having a major effect on the nation's land reform movement.
28 AprilJapan and the Republic of China signed the Treaty of Taipei toofficially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, seven years after fightingin that conflict ended due to World War II.
26 JanuarySpontaneous anti-British riots erupted in Cairo following thekillings of 50 Egyptian auxiliary police the day before.
10 MarchForbidden by law to seek re-election, former Cuban PresidentFulgencio Batista staged a coup d'état to resume control.
21 February Protesters in Dhaka, East Pakistan, walked into militarycrossfire demanding the establishment of the Bengali language as anofficial language.
25 NovemberAgatha Christie's mystery play The Mousetrap, the play with thelongest initial run in history, opened at the Ambassadors Theatre inLondon.
26 January Spontaneous anti-British riots erupted in Cairo following thekillings of 50 Egyptian auxiliary police the day before.
13 JuneSoviet war planes shot down a Swedish military Douglas DC-3A-360 Skytrain carrying out signals intelligence gathering operations, whichwas followed by the shoot down of a Catalina flying boat searching for the Skytrain three days later.
27 JuneThe Congress of Guatemala passed Decree 900, redistributingunused lands of sizes greater than 224 acres (0.9 km2) to localpeasants and having a major effect on the nation's land reform movement.
28 AprilJapan and China signed the Treaty of Taipei to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, seven years after fighting in that conflict ended due to World War II.
12 MarchBritish diplomat Hastings Ismay was appointed as the firstSecretary General of NATO.
06 FebruaryElizabeth II ascended to the thrones of the United Kingdom,Canada, Australia, New Zealand and three other Commonwealth countriesupon the death of her father, George VI.
26 FebruaryVincent Massey was sworn in as the first Canadian-born GovernorGeneral of Canada.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1952:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilRey Robinson / Sprinter / United States of America
05 AugustTamás Faragó / Water Polo Player / Hungary
05 March Petar Borota / Footballer / Serbia
06 DecemberJoe Harris / Footballer / United States of America
07 OctoberGraham Yallop / Cricketer / Australia
08 March George Allen / Politician / United States of America
11 OctoberPaulette Carlson / Writer / United States of America
11 SeptemberCatherine Bott / Soprano / United Kingdom
13 February Ed Gagliardi / Bass Player / United States of America
14 JulyBob Casale / Guitarist / United States of America
16 OctoberCordell Mosson / Bass Player / United States of America
17 AprilPierre Guité / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
20 AugustRic Menello / Writer / United States of America
22 AprilDave Loveridge / Rugby Player / New Zealand
24 JulyGus Van Sant / Producer / United States of America
25 AugustGeoff Downes / Writer / United Kingdom
25 SeptemberCherríe Moraga / Poet / United States of America
29 AugustKaren Hesse / Poet / United States of America
30 JulyStephen Blackmore / Author / United Kingdom
30 NovemberSagan Lewis / Actress / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1952:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 SeptemberRishi Kapoor / Actor / India
06 JulyDr. Nasim Zaidi / Civil Servant / India
01 January Shaji N. Karun / Director / India
09 January Kaushik Basu / Academic / India
20 JuneVikram Seth / Poet / India
28 AugustJagdish Singh Khehar / Judge / India
15 JuneSatya Pal Jain / Politician / India
04 JanuaryT. S. Thakur / Lawyer / India
21 FebruaryT. R. Zeliang / Politician / India
20 AprilNarayan Rane / Politician / India
14 February Sushma Swaraj / Politician / India
14 FebruarySushma Swaraj / Politician / India
08 AugustSudhakar Rao / Cricketer / India
21 JanuaryPradeep Rawat / Actor / India
30 OctoberDalip Tahil / Actor / India
15 OctoberRaman Singh / Politician / India
25 AugustVijayakanth / Politician / India
10 AprilNarayan Rane / Politician / India
23 DecemberPrafulla Kumar Mahant / Politician / India
23 SeptemberAnshuman Gaekwad / Cricketer / India

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