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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.
- February 21, 1952 – The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
- April 28, 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
- May 3, 1952 – Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
- November 1, 1952 – Operation Ivy – The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Mike” [“M” for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.
- 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 6, 1952 – Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
- March 1, 1952 – Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer and coach
- March 29, 1952 – Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
- May 5, 1952 – Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
- August 16, 1952 – Mahes Goonatilleke, Sri Lankan cricketer
- August 21, 1952 – Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
- September 25, 1952 – Anson Williams, American actor and director
- September 27, 1952 – Katie Fforde, née Gordon-Cumming, British writer
- October 8, 1952 – Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
- October 16, 1952 – Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)