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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1952 AD


January 1: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet
January 2: "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 542 performances
January 3: Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
January 3: "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
January 5: Flying Enterprise sinks
January 7: French Plevin government falls
January 8: Jordan adopts constitution
January 9: Belgian Pholien government resigns
January 9: Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
January 9: Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
January 10: Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toreadors," premieres in Paris
January 11: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
January 12: NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
January 12: University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
January 14: Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
January 14: Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
January 14: "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
January 16: New Dutch bible translation finished
January 16: U.S. Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
January 19: NFL takes control of New York Yankees
January 19: PGA approves allowing black participants
January 20: British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
January 20: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
January 21: Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
January 24: 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly New York Yankees
January 24: Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
January 25: Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG
January 30: Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
January 31: Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1 centuries
January 31: Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame


February 1: General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
February 1: SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in New York City
February 4: 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC New York)
February 6: England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
February 8: "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV
February 13: Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
February 14: 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
February 14: Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
February 16: Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33
February 16: Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
February 18: 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
February 19: French offensive at Hanoi
February 20: 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
February 20: "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in New York City
February 21: Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
February 21: Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
February 21: Liz Taylor's 2nd marriage to Michael Wilding
February 24: Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
February 25: 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
February 26: Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
February 26: Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
February 29: Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood and Demmy GRB
February 29: Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk and Paul Falk of GER
February 29: Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
February 29: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA


March 1: Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
March 1: Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
March 2: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
March 3: Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
March 5: Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London
March 8: Antoine Pinay forms French government
March 8: Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
March 9: Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
March 10: Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
March 15: "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 276 performances
March 15: Greatest 24-hour rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
March 16: 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
March 16: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
March 18: 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
March 18: Communist offensive in Korea
March 20: 24th Academy Awards - "American in Paris," H Bogart and Vivian Leigh win
March 20: Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
March 20: U.S. senate ratifies peace treaty with Japan
March 21: "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 94 performances
March 21: 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central U.S.
March 21: Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock and roll concert ever
March 21: Tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky cause 343 deaths
March 22: Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
March 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
March 24: Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
March 26: 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St. Johns 80-63
March 26: F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi," premieres in Munich
March 27: Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
March 27: Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
March 28: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
March 28: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
March 30: 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter and King and I win
March 30: Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open


April 1: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 3: Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to U.S. Congress
April 5: Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
April 6: 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
April 8: President Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
April 9: Popular uprising in Bolivia
April 12: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
April 12: Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
April 15: 1st B-52 prototype test flight
April 15: Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
April 15: Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
April 15: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 16: "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 15 performances
April 19: 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
April 21: BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
April 22: 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
April 22: Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises," premieres in New York City
April 23: Bob Cain of Browns and Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
April 23: New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game and hits his only home run
April 23: Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
April 25: 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
April 25: American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
April 25: German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
April 26: Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
April 26: U.S. minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
April 27: "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 15 performances
April 28: Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
April 28: St. Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
April 28: WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
April 30: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
April 30: Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television


May 1: 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: 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 3: "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 644 performances
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 8: Mad Magazine debuts
May 8: "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 72 performances
May 8: "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 4 performances
May 10: "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 4 performances
May 12: Charlton Playground named in Bronx
May 13: Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
May 13: Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
May 15: Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington 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 New York City 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: Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning and beat Cincinnati Reds, 19-1
May 21: Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
May 27: European Defense Community forms
May 29: 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles and Suriname ends
May 30: Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
May 30: Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite," premieres


June 1: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
June 1: Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
June 2: 650,000 metal workers go on strike in U.S.
June 2: Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
June 3: Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
June 5: 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
June 5: Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for hw boxing title
June 5: Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman vs. India at Headingley
June 7: "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 94 performances
June 7: 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
June 7: 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
June 8: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
June 10: Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
June 10: St. Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
June 12: U.S.S.R. declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
June 13: Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
June 14: 52nd U.S. Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
June 14: Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
June 14: Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
June 14: Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
June 14: Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub Nautilus
June 16: Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
June 17: 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
June 19: "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
June 21: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
June 23: U.S. airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu, Korea
June 25: 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
June 25: Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
June 25: "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 597 performances
June 26: Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
June 26: Nelson Mandela and 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
June 29: 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
June 29: 7th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
June 30: "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
June 30: Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government


July 2: Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
July 2: Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
July 3: Puerto Rico's constitution approved by U.S. Congress
July 4: 66th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (46 62 63 62)
July 4: Canadain Currency, Mint and Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
July 5: 59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (75 63)
July 5: "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
July 6: Last tram ride in London
July 7: SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
July 8: 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
July 11: General Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
July 12: East German SED decides to form East Germany army
July 14: SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
July 15: 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
July 15: Gerald D. Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
July 17: Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
July 18: KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
July 19: 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
July 19: Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
July 19: India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
July 19: "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 289 performances
July 20: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
July 20: Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
July 21: 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
July 21: Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
July 22: Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
July 23: General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
July 24: 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
July 24: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
July 24: President Truman settles 53-day steel strike
July 25: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
July 25: Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing U.S. commonwealth
July 26: King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
July 26: Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
July 27: Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
July 28: Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
July 29: 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
July 30: Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid


August 3: 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
August 6: Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
August 8: Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea
August 9: General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
August 10: Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
August 11: Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
August 12: Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
August 14: Matyas Rakosi appointed premier of Hungary
August 15: 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
August 15: 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
August 17: Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
August 20: Stalin meets Chou Enlai
August 23: Arab League security pact goes into effect
August 23: Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out and is also ejected for arguing
August 25: Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
August 25: Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth
August 26: Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins
August 27: Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
August 28: German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
August 28: Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister


September 1: Sutro Baths, San Francisco purchased by George Whitney
September 1: Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
September 2: Dr. Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
September 5: General Carlos Ibanez elected president of Chile
September 6: Canadian TV begins in Montreal
September 7: 66th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75)
September 7: 72nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
September 7: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
September 7: General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
September 7: New York Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yankees a 5-1 win at Washington He has now home runs in all 15 major league parks
September 7: Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tennessee)
September 7: Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
September 8: 72nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
September 8: Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man and Sea" published
September 10: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
September 11: West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
September 12: Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
September 13: Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
September 15: Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
September 15: European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
September 15: U.N. turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
September 17: "I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"
September 20: KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
September 23: 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
September 23: Dodgers clinch NL pennant
September 23: Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
September 23: Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for hw boxing title
September 24: Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
September 24: Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
September 25: Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
September 26: Yankees clinch 4th straight and 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
September 29: "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
September 29: Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance


October 1: 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
October 1: Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
October 1: Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
October 3: 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
October 3: 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
October 3: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
October 4: "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 356 performances
October 5: 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
October 5: 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
October 7: 1st "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
October 7: New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
October 7: Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
October 8: 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
October 8: Chinese offensive in Korea
October 12: Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s vs. N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
October 12: KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 14: "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 7 performances
October 15: Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in New York City
October 16: Pakistan's 1st Test starts, vs. India at Delhi
October 16: Woolworth's at Powell and Market (SF) opens
October 18: "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 7 performances
October 18: Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
October 19: Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
October 20: Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
October 21: Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
October 24: Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria
October 25: 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine "Donald Duck"
October 25: French president inaugurates Donzere-Mondragonstuw Dam
October 25: Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* vs. India
October 26: Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts vs. India
October 27: "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 89 performances
October 28: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
October 30: Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
October 31: 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands


November 1: 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific
November 3: Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
November 3: Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
November 4: Earthquake and flood strike Kamshatka-South America
November 4: Eisenhower (R) elected 34th President beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
November 6: Dmitri Sjostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland," premieres
November 10: Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN
November 12: Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
November 13: False fingernails 1st sold
November 13: KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
November 14: Greek general Papagos wins elections
November 16: Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
November 19: North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
November 19: Spain joins UNESCO
November 20: Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
November 20: George Axelrods "7 Year Itch," premieres in New York City
November 20: Prague show trial against 14 communists (9 Jewish) begin
November 21: 1st U.S. postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
November 21: Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
November 22: A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
November 24: Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
November 25: Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," premieres in London
November 25: George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
November 25: Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
November 26: 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood
November 27: KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
November 29: 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
November 29: President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
November 30: Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism


December 2: 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
December 2: 1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colorado)
December 3: 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
December 3: Marcos Perez Jimenez elected president of Venezuela
December 4: Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word
December 4: Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
December 5: Worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
December 6: Czechoslovakian government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
December 7: KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
December 8: 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
December 8: French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
December 8: Isaak Ben-Zwi elected President of Israel
December 10: Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
December 10: WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 10: Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
December 14: KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 14: R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut vs. Pakistan, Calcutta
December 14: Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
December 15: Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
December 15: KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 15: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
December 15: "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 90 performances
December 18: Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
December 19: Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
December 20: KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 21: Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
December 21: WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 22: French government of Pinay, resigns
December 22: WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
December 28: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
December 29: 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale in Elmsford, New York
December 30: Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
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