March 1952 in history

March 1952 events chronologically

Mar 10 Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president"
Mar 15 In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16)
Mar 20 The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan
Mar 21 Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1952

Mar 1 Martin O'Neill a football manager and former player from Northern Ireland, who is currently the manager of the Republic of Ireland national football team.
Mar 8 George Allen (U.S. politician) an American politician and member of the Republican Party from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The son of NFL head coach George Allen, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, resigning after he won a special election for Virginia's 7th congressional district in November 1991. After his district was eliminated during redistricting, he declined to run for a full term in 1992, instead running for Governor of Virginia in 1993. He defeated Democratic Attorney General of Virginia Mary Sue Terry by a large margin and served as the 67th Governor from 1994 to 1998
Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai a Zimbabwean politician who was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. He is President of the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai and a key figure in the opposition to President Robert Mugabe
Mar 11 Douglas Adams an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.
Mar 22 Bob Costas an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of nine Olympic games. He also does play-by-play for MLB Network and hosts an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas
Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson an American science fiction writer, best known for his Mars trilogy. Robinson's work has been labeled by reviewers as "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing"
Mar 27 Maria Schneider (actress) a French actress. She was known for playing "Jeanne" at the age of 19, opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris ; and "The Girl" in Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger , opposite Jack Nicholson

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1952

Mar 1 Mariano Azuela a Mexican author and physician, best known for his fictional stories of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He wrote novels, works for theatre and literary criticism
Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early 1920s. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, in 1932 for their work on the functions of neurons. Prior to the work of Sherrington and Adrian, it was widely accepted that reflexes occurred as isolated activity within a reflex arc. Sherrington received the prize for showing that reflexes require integrated activation and demonstrated reciprocal innervation of muscles
Mar 6 Jürgen Stroop best known for being in command against the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and for writing the Stroop Report, a booklength account of the operation. Following the defeat of Nazi Germany, Stroop was prosecuted during the Dachau Trials and convicted of murdering nine American POWs. After his extradition to the People's Republic of Poland, Stroop was tried, convicted, and hanged for crimes against humanity
Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.
Mar 9 Alexandra Kollontai a Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1923, Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador to Norway, one of the first women to hold such a post
Mar 19 Robert Guérin a French journalist and the 1st President and one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. A journalist with Le Matin newspaper, Guerin was actively involved in football through his role as secretary of the Football Department of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques. He brought together representatives of the first seven member countries in Paris for the signing of FIFA's foundation act and agreement of the first FIFA statutes. On 22 May 1904, Guerin - then just 28 - was elected president at the inaugural FIFA Congress and remained in his post for two years, during which time another eight associations came on board, including the Football Association
Mar 31 Walter Schellenberg a German SS-Brigadeführer who rose through the ranks of the SS to become the head of foreign intelligence following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944.