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1952 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 1952 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 20, 1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
- March 20, 1952 – The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
- May 2, 1952 – The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
- June 14, 1952 – The keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
- August 22, 1952 – The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
- September 8, 1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- October 3, 1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
- November 20, 1952 – Slánský trials – a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.
- December 1, 1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
Who Were Born On 1952?
- February 18, 1952 – Juice Newton, American singer
- February 21, 1952 – Jean Jacques Burnel, British musician
- August 8, 1952 – Doug Melvin, Canadian Major League Baseball executive
- September 4, 1952 – Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
- September 12, 1952 – Neil Peart, Canadian drummer, lyricist and author (Rush)
- September 15, 1952 – Richard Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
- September 27, 1952 – André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
- December 20, 1952 – Jenny Agutter, English actress
- December 24, 1952 – Christopher Buckley, American author and political commentator