1952 ( was a MCMLII) leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.. Events [edit ] January [edit ] February [edit ] March [edit ] April [edit ] April 4 April 7 - The American Research Bureau reports that the I Love Lucy episode, "The Marriage License" was the first TV show in history to be seen in around 10,000,000 homes the evening the episode aired. April 8 – : The U.S. Supreme Court limits the power of the President to seize private business, after President Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer Harry S. Truman nationalizes all steel mills in the United States, just before the 1952 steel strike begins. April 9 – Hugo Ballivián's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, which starts a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalization of tin mines. April 11 – Battle of Nanri Island: The Republic of China seizes the island from the Peoples' Republic of China. April 15 – The United States B-52 Stratofortress flies for the first time. April 18 April 26 - The United States Navy aircraft carrier collides with the destroyer Wasp while on exercises in the Hobson Atlantic Ocean, killing 175 men. April 28 – The Treaty of San Francisco goes into effect, formally ending the war between Japan and the Allies, and simultaneously ending the occupation of the four main Japanese islands. April 29 – Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, heralding a new age of commercial architecture in the United States. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, it is the first International Style skyscraper. May [edit ] June [edit ] July [edit ] August [edit ] September [edit ] October [edit ] November [edit ]
The explosion of the first hydrogen bomb.
December [edit ] Date unknown [edit ] Nearly 58,000 cases of polio are reported in the U.S.; 3,145 die and 21,269 are left with mild to disabling paralysis. [3 ] The Nordic Council agrees to the unrestricted transport of people, goods and services throughout the Nordic Countries. The National Prohibition Foundation is incorporated in Indiana. Saynatsalo Town Hall in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, is completed. The influential multistorey residential building, Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, France, designed by Le Corbusier, is completed. The American Embassy School of New Delhi is founded. The Swedish paratrooper training school Fallskärmsjägarna(FJS) is created. Twelve-year-old Jimmy Boyd's record of is released, selling 3 million records I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the professional wrestling promotion that would later evolve into the modern day WWE is founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt During the Mau Mau Uprising, the poisonous latex of the African milk bush was used kill cattle in an incident of Biological warfare. [4 ] Births [edit ] January–February [edit ] January 1 – Jury Zacharanka, Belarusian politician abducted and probably killed in 1999 January 2 January 3 – Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer January 7 – Sammo Hung, Hong Kong martial arts superstar, producer and director January 12 January 14 – Maureen Dowd, American journalist January 15 – Boris Blank, Swiss musician January 15 - Skay Beilinson, Argentinian guitar player of Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota January 16 – H.R.H. Prince Ahmed Fuad Farouk ( Fuad II), the last King of Egypt & Sudan, Nubia, Kordofan and Darfur January 17 – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician, composer, producer, and actor ( ) Yellow Magic Orchestra January 21 January 22 – Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007) January 24 – Raymond Domenech, French football player and manager January 25 January 28 – Tomokazu Miura, Japanese actor January 29 - Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (d. 2009) February 1 – Stan Kasten, American baseball executive, currently President of the Washington Nationals February 2 - Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea February 4 - Jenny Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand February 7 – Tony Liu, Chinese actor February 8 February 10 - Lee Hsien Loong, the 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore February 12 – Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (d. 2010) February 14 – Nancy Keenan, American president of NARAL February 15 — Nikolai Sorokin, Soviet and Russian actor, theatre director (d. 2013) February 15 - Tomislav Nikolic, the president of Serbia (since 2012) February 19 – Amy Tan, American novelist February 22 – William Frist, U.S. Senator and heart surgeon February 24 – Maxine Chernoff, American poet, novelist, editor February 25 – Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000) February 29 March–April [edit ] March 1 – Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager March 2 – Laraine Newman, American comedian ( Saturday Night Live) March 4 March 7 – Viv Richards, West Indian cricketer March 10 – Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician March 11 – Douglas Adams, English author ( ) (d. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2001) March 13 March 22 – Bob Costas, American sports announcer March 23 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author March 25 March 27 – Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011) March 29 – Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer (d. 2012) March 30 – Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach March 31 April 1 – Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher April 4 April 5 – Mitch Pileggi, American actor April 6 – Marilu Henner, American actress and author April 7 – Nichita Danilov, Romanian writer April 10 – Steven Seagal, American actor April 11 April 12 – Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004) April 14 – Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman April 15 – Glenn Shadix, American actor (d. 2010) April 17 – Željko Ražnatović, Serbian mobster and paramilitary leader (d. 2000) April 19 – Alexis Arguello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009) April 20 - Eric Pickles, British politician April 21 - Cheryl Gillan, British politician April 22 – Marilyn Chambers, American porn actress ( Behind the Green Door) (d. 2009) April 25 – Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist April 26 – Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress and stunt performer April 27 – George Gervin, American basketball player April 28 – Mary McDonnell, American actress May–June [edit ] May 2 May 3 May 4 – Michael Barrymore, British comedian and TV presenter May 6 May 8 - Ronnie Dapo, American child actor May 10 – Manuel Mora Morales, Spanish director and writer May 11 May 14 – David Byrne, Scottish singer-songwriter ( Talking Heads) May 15 – Chazz Palminteri, American actor May 18 May 19 – Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager May 20 – Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer May 21 – Mr. T, African-American actor ( The A-Team) May 24 – Sybil Danning, Austrian actress May 26 – David Meece, American Christian musician May 28 – Victoria Cunningham, American actress and Playboy Playmate June 4 June 7 June 9 – Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer ( ) Yellow Magic Orchestra June 16 June 17 June 18 June 20 June 21 June 22 June 24 – Stephen Pusey, British-born artist June 25 – Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter June 27 June 28 – Pietro Mennea, Italian athlete (d. 2013) June 29 – Joe Johnson, English snooker player July–August [edit ] July 1 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor and comedian ( Saturday Night Live) July 4 – Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia July 8 – Ahmed Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt July 9 – John Tesh, American composer, musician, and television host ( Entertainment Tonight) July 12 July 14 July 15 – Terry O'Quinn, American actor July 16 – Stewart Copeland, American rock musician ( The Police) July 17 - David Hasselhoff, American actor July 19 – Allen Collins, American rock musician ( Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1990) July 20 – Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress July 24 – Gus Van Sant, American film director July 25 – Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese Architect July 27 – Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator July 31 August 1 – Zoran Djindjic, Serbian politician (d. 2003) August 3 – Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine footballer August 4 – Moya Brennan, Irish singer August 5 – Louis Walsh, Irish music producer and reality TV show judge August 6 – Wojciech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper August 7 – Alexei Sayle, English comedian August 8 August 9 – Vicki Morgan, American model (d. 1983) August 10 – Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor August 11 – Bob Mothersbaugh, American composer and guitarist ( Devo) August 13 – Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2002) August 16 – Reginald VelJohnson, American actor August 17 – Guillermo Vilas, Argentine tennis player August 18 – Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009) August 19 – Jonathan Frakes, American actor ( Star Trek: The Next Generation) August 21 – Joe Strummer, British rock musician ( ) (d. The Clash 2002) August 24 – Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican-born musician and poet August 26 – Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player August 27 – Paul Reubens, American actor, writer and comedian ( Pee-Wee Herman) August 28 – Rita Dove, American poet ( 1987 Pulitzer Prize, United States Poet Laureate 1993-95) August 28 – Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman August 31 — Lee Hyla, American composer September–October [edit ] September 2 - Jimmy Connors, American tennis player September 8 – Patrick Prosser, Scottish computer scientist September 9 – Angela Cartwright, British-American child actress, photographer and painter September 12 September 16 - Fatos Nano, Albanian prime minister September 18 – Nile Rodgers, American musician and guitarist September 19 - George Warrington, president of Amtrak 1998-2002, executive director of New Jersey Transit 2002-2007 (d. 2007) September 21 – Anneliese Michel, German Catholic woman who was believed to be possessed by demons (d. 1976) September 22 – Bob Goodlatte, U.S. Congressman from Virginia September 23 September 24 September 25 September 26 – Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor September 27 September 28 – Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress (d. 2012) September 29 – Max Sandlin, American politician September 30 – Jack Wild, English actor (H.R. Pufnstuf) (d. 2006) October 5 October 7 October 13 October 14 – Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer October 14 – Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast (d. 2011) October 16 – Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002) October 18 - Chuck Lorre, American sitcom creator October 22 – Jeff Goldblum, American actor October 24 - David Weber, American science fiction and fantasy author October 26 – Andrew Motion, English poet October 27 – Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer October 28 – Annie Potts, American actress November–December [edit ] November 3 November 5 November 6 – Michael Cunningham, American writer November 7 – David Petraeus, American general November 8 November 13 – Art Malik, Pakistani-born British actor November 15 – Randy Savage, American professional wrestler (d. 2011) November 16 November 17 – Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player November 25 – Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and politician November 27 - Buddy Rose, American professional wrestler (d. 2009) November 28 – S. Epatha Merkerson, African-American actress ( Law and Order) November 30 – Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist December 6 Chuck Baker, American Major League Baseball player Nicolas Bréhal, French novelist and literary critic Charles Bronson, English criminal who is often referred to in the British press as the "most violent prisoner in Britain" Edward Etzel, American Olympic Champion Joe Harris, American football linebacker Christian Kulik, Polish football player Craig Newmark, American businessman, founded Craigslist Shio Satō, Japanese manga artist Jeff Schneider, American Major League Baseball pitcher David L. Spector, American cell and molecular biologist December 9 – Michael Dorn, African-American actor ( Star Trek: The Next Generation) December 12 December 13 – Greg Greenway, American Singer-Songwriter December 15 December 16 – Joel Garner, West Indian cricketer December 20 – Jenny Agutter, English actress December 27 December 28 December 30 – June Anderson, American soprano Date unknown [edit ] Deaths [edit ] January [edit ] February [edit ] March [edit ] April [edit ] May [edit ] June [edit ] July [edit ] August [edit ] September [edit ] October [edit ] November [edit ] November 1 – Dixie Lee, American actress and singer (b. 1911) November 2 – Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Ottoman general (b. 1862) November 3 – Louis Verneuil, French playwright, screenwriter (b. 1893) November 8 November 9 – Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel (b. 1874) November 18 – Paul Eluard, French poet (b. 1895) November 20 – Benedetto Croce, Italian critic, philosopher, and politician (b. 1866) November 21 November 26 – Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer, geographer and geopolitician (b. 1865) November 28 – Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy, consort of Victor Emmanuel III (b. 1869) December [edit ] Date unknown [edit ] Nobel Prizes [edit ] References [edit ]