Events in year of 1952

  • 01-01Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • 01-02"Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 01-03"Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-03Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • 01-05Flying Enterprise sinks
  • 01-07French Plevin government falls
  • 01-08Jordan adopts constitution
  • 01-09Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • 01-09Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-09Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • 01-12NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 30-13
  • 01-14"Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 01-14Rationing of coffee in the Netherlands ends
  • 01-14Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • 01-16New Dutch bible translation finished
  • 01-16US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
  • 01-19NFL takes control of New York Yanks
  • 01-19PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 01-20British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • 01-20Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-241st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly New York Yanks
  • 01-24Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • 01-25Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG
  • 01-31Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 02-01General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
  • 02-041st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 02-06England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
  • 02-08"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day, " debuts on NBC TV
  • 02-13Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

People born in year of 1952

  • 01-02Wendy Phillips: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)
  • 01-06Armelia McQueen: NC (Brooklyn Conservatory), actress
  • 01-07Giuliano Ferrara
  • 01-08Lauri Walters: San Francisco, California -- Actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)
  • 01-08Norm Jarvis: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan -- Golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • 01-09Eveline L Herfkens: Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 01-10Scott Thurston: Keyboardist / guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 01-11Massimo Lopez: Italian comedian
  • 01-13Cornelius Bumpus: Keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
  • 01-13Sharon Gabet: Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Actress (Edge of Night, Another World)
  • 01-14Sydney Biddle Barrow: Madam / autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • 01-15Melvyn Gale: Rocker (ELO)
  • 01-16Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr.: Savannah, Georgia -- Major USAF / astr (STS 39, 64)
  • 01-16Roberta Baskin: New York, United States -- Correspondent (48 Hours)
  • 01-17Ryuichi Sakamoto: Japan -- Rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
  • 01-19Dewey Bunell: Yorkshire, England -- Rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 01-20Ian Hill: Bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • 01-22Karen Moe [Thornton]: US swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-22Teddy Gentry: Fort Payne, Alabama -- Country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 01-24William F Readdy: Quonset Point, Rhode Island -- Astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • 01-26Mario Runco, Jr.: Bronx, New York -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
  • 01-26Thomas Edward Henderson: South Carolina, United States -- Basketballer (1972 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-27Brian Gottfried: Baltimore, Maryland -- Tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976)
  • 01-27Peter Garland: Composer
  • 01-29Tommy Ramone [Erdelyi]: Hungary -- Rock drummer / bassist [Ramones)
  • 01-31Rosanne Musgrave: Headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • 02-03Fred Lynn: Chicago, Illinois -- Baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore)
  • 02-03Jack Fields: (Rep-R-Texas, 1981- )
  • 02-04Jerry Shirley: Rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • 02-06Richard Charsworth: Australian women field hockey head coach (1996 Olympics)

People died in year of 1952

  • 01-04Constantly Permeke: Flemish Painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • 01-05Victor Alexander John Hope: Viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 01-08Antonia Maury: Discoverer (supergiant, giant and dwarf stars)
  • 01-11Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny: General (N-Africa / Indo-China), dies at 61
  • 01-17Walter O "Spike" Briggs: Owner (Detroit Tigers), dies at 74
  • 01-20Arthur Farwell: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-22Roger Vitrac: French Poet / dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • 01-26Louis van Deyssel: Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • 02-02Charles De Roche: Actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • 02-02Johann Babtist Thaller: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-06George VI: King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
  • 02-09Norman Douglas: Essayist / Novelist
  • 02-13Alfred Einstein: German / US musicologist, dies at 71
  • 02-16Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun: Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920)
  • 02-19Knut Hamsun: Writer, dies at 92
  • 02-19Lawrence Grant: Actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • 02-27Theodorus Pangalos: Greek General / Dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • 03-05Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-21Wilhelm Albrecht: German SD-chief, executed
  • 03-23Klaas Schilder: Dutch vicar / Theologist / antifascist, dies at 61
  • 04-02Bernard F Lyot: French astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • 04-13[Rosalie] Julia Cuypers: Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • 04-21[Richard] Stafford Cripps: English Minister of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • 04-21Leslie Banks: Actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • 04-23Elisabeth Schumann: Singer
  • 04-23Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Neart]: Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • 04-24Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers: Physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • 04-24Jules Poncelet: Belgian Minister of State, dies at 82
  • 04-26Charles L Baars: Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • 04-30Charles Radoux-Rogier: Composer

Events in year of 1953

  • 01-01Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique, " premieres
  • 01-01WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 01-02NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • 01-04KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-06WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
  • 01-08Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
  • 01-09Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 01-09Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
  • 01-10NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 27-7
  • 01-11J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become President of International Boxing Club
  • 01-129 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
  • 01-13Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • 01-13KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-13Marshal Josip Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia
  • 01-14WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-1516 car Federal Express train loses brakes and crashes in Washington DC station
  • 01-15GDR Minister of Foreign Affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
  • 01-1627th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
  • 01-1641st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
  • 01-16Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 01-16KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-18Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-19Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
  • 01-201st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
  • 01-201st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo, New York
  • 01-21John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
  • 01-23Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
  • 01-23NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)

People born in year of 1953

  • 01-01Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone]: Ivory Coast -- Reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • 01-01Kevin Hangon: Composer
  • 01-01Rochelle S Abramson: Violinist
  • 01-03Angelo Parisi: France -- Heavyweight judo (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo: Rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  • 01-08Bruce Sutter: Pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
  • 01-10Bobby Rahal: Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 01-11Anna Marchesini: Italian entertainer
  • 01-15Boris Blank: Rocker (Yello)
  • 01-15Randy White: NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-17Sheila Hutchinson: Rocker
  • 01-18Brett Hudson: Portland, Oregon -- Comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • 01-21Fausto Bara: Mexico -- Actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
  • 01-22Myung-Whun Chung: Seoul, South Korea -- Pianist / conductor
  • 01-23Pat Haden: Westbury, New York -- NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
  • 01-24Brian Matthews: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Burning)
  • 01-25Malcolm Green: Rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
  • 01-26Bert Heerink: Amsterdam, Holland -- Rock vocalist
  • 01-26Lucinda Williams: Singer
  • 01-28Debbie Steinbach: LPGA golfer
  • 01-28Michael Day: Rocker
  • 01-29Dalila di Lazzaro: Udine, Italy -- Covergirl / model (Vogue)
  • 01-31Aart Mol: Dutch bassist (Catapult)
  • 02-01Andy Mill: Skier / husband of Chris Everet
  • 02-01C A Barnett: Headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • 02-02Penny Pulz: LPGA golfer
  • 02-04Svetlana Ulmasova: USSR -- 3K (world title 1978)
  • 02-06Susie Hutchison: Flintridge, California -- Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-07Robert Brazile: NFL Player
  • 02-09Andre Sevard: NHL

People died in year of 1953

  • 01-01Hank Williams: Country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
  • 01-04Arthur Hoyt: Actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
  • 01-08Heinrich Kaspar Schmid: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-09Hans Aanrud: Norwegian Author (Storken), dies at 89
  • 01-10Theo Mackeben: German pianist / Composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 01-11Ernst H Ridder Rappard: Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
  • 01-11Marcel Canneel: Flemish painter, dies at 58
  • 01-11Noach Zjordanija: Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
  • 01-12Simeon Roncal: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-15Viktor Patrick Vretblad: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-24[Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt: Gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
  • 01-30Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal: Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 02-02Gustav Strube: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-04Alexander Loudon: Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • 02-08Cliff Clark: Actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
  • 02-24Karl R G von Rundstedt: German General-Field Marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
  • 02-25Jesus Garcia Leoz: Composer, dies at 49
  • 02-26Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper: Dutch / US (opera)composer
  • 02-28Jim Thorpe: Decathlete (1912 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 64
  • 03-01Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard: Painter / lithographer / etcher
  • 03-04Sergei S Prokoviev: Russian Composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61
  • 03-05Josef V Stalin: Soviet leader responsible for 11M murders, dies at 73
  • 03-05Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-10Charles Gordon Curtis: Inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 03-14Klement Gottwald: Premier / President of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
  • 03-17Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-20Graciliano Ramos: Brazilian Author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
  • 03-22James Anderson II: (Jo-Northern Exposure)
  • 03-23Raoul Dufy: Painter, Forcalquier, France
  • 03-24Felix M Abel: French dominican / biblical scholar, dies at 74