|World Series Champions:
||New York Yankees
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||Detroit Red Wings
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
||Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
|NCAA Football Champions:
||Georgia Tech & Michigan State
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth,
Doris Day, Lana Turner
"Lucy, I'm home!"
- Ricky Ricardo, played by Dezi Arnez
"They’re gr-r-r-eat! "
Tony The Tiger, voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
|Time Magazine's Woman of the Year
||Queen Elizabeth II
||Colleen Hutchins (Salt Lake City, UT)
||Jackie Loughery (New York)
||Area 51, if it existed at 37°14'20?N
115°48'58?W? (37.239, -115.816), in southern Nevada,
would have been started this year.
||French writer, Alfred Sauvy, invented
the term "Third World" to describe the vast
stretches of Africa, Asia, and Latin America whose citizens
lived in dire poverty.
Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver recieved the first
patents for optical bar codes on October 7.
Les Paul started selling his classic electric guitar.
Season Two of 'I Love Lucy' included the most popular
and remembered skit from the show - Lucy selling (and
drinking) Vitameatavegamin. It had the ingredients
you might expect - viatimns, meat, veggies and minerals.
It also had a high (23%) alcohol content.
1952 was the year that Tony the Tiger started telling
people that Kellogg's Frosted Flakes were "Gr-r-reat!"
Thurl Ravenscroft is best know for supplying the voice
of Tony. Thurl was the guy who sang "You're a
Mean One, Mr. Grinch," in the original How the
Grinch Stole Christmas TV special(1966), although
many people mistakenly think it was narrator Boris
George Stephen designed and sold the first Weber
Grill in 1952.
American Bandstand, originally called Bandstand,
premiered on a Philadelphia TV Station on October
7, 1952 with DJ Bob Horn serving as host.
On May 2, the first commercial passenger jet flew
from London to Johanesburg, inaugurating the age of
jet travel. The trip carried 32 passengers and stopped
5 times en route.
|1st appearances & 1952's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Mr. Potato Head (Mr PH was the first toy
advertised on American TV) , Slinky Dog, PEZ candy dispensers*
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||The Greatest Show on Earth
|1952 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. I Love Lucy (CBS)
2. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS)
3. Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (CBS)
4. Dragnet (NBC)
5. Texaco Star theatre (NBC)
6. The Buick Circus Hour (NBC)
7. The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC)
8. Gangbusters (NBC)
9. You Bet Your Life (NBC)
10. Fireside Theatre (NBC)
Number One Songs
December 29, 1951 - March 14, 1952:
Cry - Johnny Ray
March 15 - May 16:
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
May 17 - June 20:
Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson
June 21 - July 4:
Here in My Heart - Al Martino
July 5 - July 11:
Delicado - Percy Faith & his Orchestra
July 12 - September 12:
Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
September 13 - October 17:
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
October 18 - November 21:
I Went To Your Wedding - Patti Page
November 22 - November 28:
It's In The Book - Johnny Standley
November 29 - December 26:
Why Don't You Believe Me - Joni James
December 27, 1952 - January 9, 1953:
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd
*originally released in Europe starting
in 1927 and the only human
heads (For Ruglar Public Consumption) were Paul Revere,
Daniel Boone and Betsy Ross