January 1952 in history

January 1952 events chronologically

Jan 14 NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway
Jan 26 Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1952

Jan 1 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani a member of the ruling Al Thani Qatari royal family. He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013
Jan 5 Uli Hoeneß the former president of German football club Bayern Munich and a retired German footballer who played as a forward for club and country. Hoeneß represented Germany at one World Cup and two European Championships, winning one tournament in each competition
Jan 7 Sammo Hung a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo
Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor based in Tokyo and New York. Beginning his career in 1978 as a member of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra , Sakamoto served on keyboards and sometimes vocals. The band was an international success, with worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" and "Behind the Mask" , later playing a pioneering role in the techno and acid house movements of the 1990s
Jan 18 Michael Behe an American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate. He currently serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Behe is best known for his argument for irreducible complexity , which argues that some biochemical structures are too complex to be adequately explained by known evolutionary mechanisms and are therefore more probably the result of intelligent design. Behe has testified in several court cases related to intelligent design, including the court case Kitzmiller Dover Area School District that resulted in a ruling that intelligent design was religious in nature
Jan 20 Paul Stanley an American hard rock guitarist, singer, and painter, best known for being the frontman of the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band's highest-charting hits. Stanley established the "Starchild" character for his Kiss persona
Jan 25 Peter Tatchell an Australian-born British political campaigner best known for his work with LGBT social movements.

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1952

Jan 4 Constant Permeke considered the leading figure of Flemish expressionism.
Jan 5 Victor Hope 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow a British statesman who served as Governor-General and Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1943.
Jan 11 Jean de Lattre de Tassigny a French military hero of World War II and commander in the First Indochina War.
Jan 18 Curly Howard an American comedian and vaudevillian actor. He was best known as the most outrageous member of the American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges, which also featured his older brothers Moe Howard and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism
Jan 23 Natalia Brasova a Russian noblewoman who married, as her third husband, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia.
Jan 25 Sveinn Björnsson the first President of the Republic of Iceland.
Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan the Communist leader of the Mongolian People's Republic and Marshal of the Mongolian armed forces from the 1930s until his death in 1952. His rule marked the first and last time in modern Mongolian history that a single individual amassed complete political power. Often referred to as “the Stalin of Mongolia”, Choibalsan oversaw violent Soviet-ordered purges in the late 1930s that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 Mongolians. Most of the victims were Buddhist clergy, intelligentsia, political dissidents, ethnic Buryats and Khazaks, and other "enemies of the revolution." His intense persecution of Mongolia's Buddhists brought about their near complete extinction in the country