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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.
- April 28, 1952 – Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
- May 2, 1952 – The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
- June 26, 1952 – The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
- 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.
- September 23, 1952 – Richard Nixon makes his “Checkers speech”.
- November 14, 1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
- November 25, 1952 – Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history.
- 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 4, 1952 – Lisa Eichhorn, American actress
- March 10, 1952 – Johanna Lindsey, American novelist
- March 18, 1952 – Will Durst, American political satirist
- April 16, 1952 – Michel Blanc, French actor
- May 15, 1952 – Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
- May 20, 1952 – Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
- June 7, 1952 – Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
- August 31, 1952 – Herbert Reul, German politician
- October 16, 1952 – Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
- November 3, 1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher