Princess Elizabeth of Britain coronated queen upon the death of her father, King George VI
U.S. begins construction of first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus
U.S. detonates world's first hydrogen bomb
Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Richard Nixon defends himself against charges of maintaining a secret slush fund in his Checkers speech, broadcast on national television
United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther is chosen to head the CIO Violent protests erupt in Egypt
Britain develops atomic bomb
THE FIRST SKATER to complete the Triple Loop in official competition - Dick Button
1952 Olympic games ( first triple jump )
Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland
John Cobb sets a water speed record of 206.89 m.p.h. on Loch Ness, Scotland; is killed in process
World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn, 4-3
Andrea Mead Lawrence wins giant slalom for U.S. as Olympics open.
Troy Ruttman wins Indy 500 averaging 129 mph.
Sugar Ray Robinson retires as middleweight boxing champion
It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Time wounds all heels.
All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.
Man: 'Is this gambling?' W.C.: 'Not the way I play it'
Sleep...the most beautiful experience in life .. except drink.
TV Shows: Our Miss Brooks, Jackie Gleason Show, I Love Lucy, Dina Shore, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
It Takes Two to Tango, Your Cheatin' Heart, Wheel of Fortune, Cry - Johnnie Ray, You belong to Me - Jo Stafford, Half as Much - Rosemary Clooney, Anytime - Eddie Fisher, Botch-a-Me - Rosemary Clooney, Delicado - Percy Faith
Limelight, High Noon, The Greatest Show on Earth - Magical Maestro - Singin' in the Rain
PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Jimmy Connors George Strait Grace Jones
Marvin Hagler John Goodman Paul [Pee Wee Herman] Reubens