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1952 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1952 – President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
- January 27, 1952 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 15, 1952 – King George VI is buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
- July 7, 1952 – The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop’s Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
- July 23, 1952 – General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
- July 26, 1952 – King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
- August 15, 1952 – A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
- September 8, 1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- December 5, 1952 – Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
- December 20, 1952 – United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.
Who Were Born On 1952?
- January 11, 1952 – Diana Gabaldon, American author
- February 4, 1952 – Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
- March 16, 1952 – Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
- April 15, 1952 – Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
- July 28, 1952 – Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
- August 26, 1952 – Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
- August 29, 1952 – Karen Hesse, American children’s writer
- October 18, 1952 – Jerry Royster, American baseball player
- December 14, 1952 – Germain Houde, French Canadian actor
- December 30, 1952 – Melissa Fay Greene, American author