1952 Newspaper Headlines
1952 newspaper articles are a great gift idea for birthdays or other special occasions. What happened in 1952 that was particularly memorable? In 1952 America was prospering, despite the raging Korean war. Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen of England at St. James’ Palace, beginning a reign that has lasted to the present day.
Other notable events include the famous actor Charlie Chaplin being denied entry to the US due to his liberal beliefs, and the creation of the first Mr Potato Head toy. An original 1952 newspaper is a fantastic way to remember this year in history.
January 14, 1952
The Today Show premieres on NBC, becoming of the longest-running television series in America.
February 6, 1952
A mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient in the United States.
February 7, 1952
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom at St. James’s Palace.
February 14, 1952
The Winter Olympics open in Oslo, Norway.
February 15, 1952
The funeral of King George VI of England takes place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
March 20, 1952
The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
March 29, 1952
U.S. President Harry Truman announces that he will not seek reelection.
April 23, 1952
A nuclear test is held in the Nevada desert.
18th May 1952
Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean.
15th June 1952
The Diary of Anne Frank is published.
July 19, 1952
The United States Army Special Forces is created.
19th July 1952
The Summer Olympics open in Helsinki, Finland.
26th August 1952
A British passenger jet flies twice over the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.
October 7, 1952
The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 game to 3, winning them their 15th World Series title.
October 14, 1952
The United Nations begins work in the new headquarters of the United Nations in New York City.
October 16, 1952
Charlie Chaplin arrives in the United States by ocean liner, but in transit his re-entry permit to the country is revoked by J. Edgar Hoover. It was believed he was a member of the Communist party and a potential threat to the nation.
November 1, 1952
The United States successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Mike”, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
November 4, 1952
The 1952 presidential election takes place, with Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower defeating Democratic Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson.
November 4, 1952
The United States National Security Agency is founded.
November 20, 1952
The first official passenger flight over the North Pole is made from Los Angeles to Copenhagen.
25th November 1952
Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play “The Mousetrap” opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It is now the longest continuously running production of a play in history.
December 1, 1952
The New York Daily News carries a front-page story announcing that Christine Jorgensen, a transsexual woman in Denmark, has become the recipient of the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
December 14, 1952
The first successful surgical separation of Siamese twins is conducted in Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
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