May 1952 in history

May 1952 events chronologically

May 2 The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg
May 3 Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole
May 3 The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network
May 7 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer
May 12 Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur
May 13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting
May 28 The women of Greece are granted the right to vote

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1952

May 13 John Kasich the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich ; he also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers's Columbus, Ohio office
May 14 Robert Zemeckis an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director and creator of the comedic time-travel Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animated family comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit , though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director
May 14 David Byrne a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991.
May 18 George Strait an American country music singer, actor, and music producer known as the "King of Country" and one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. He is known for his neotraditionalist country style, cowboy look, and being one of the first and main country artists to bring country music back to its roots and away from the pop country era in the 1980s
May 20 Roger Milla a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. He was one of the first African players to be a major star on the international stage. He played in three World Cups for the Cameroon national team
May 21 Mr. T an American actor known for his roles as A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. T is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, his gold jewelry, and his tough-guy image. In 2006 he starred in the reality show I Pity the Fool, shown on TV Land, the title of which comes from the catchphrase of his Lang character
May 23 Martin Parr a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His major projects have been rural communities , The Last Resort , The Cost of Living , Small World and Common Sense

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1952

May 5 Alberto Savinio an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico. His work often dealt with philosophical and psychological themes, and he also was heavily concerned with the philosophy of art
May 6 Maria Montessori an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world
May 8 William Fox (producer) a pioneering American motion picture executive, who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s. Although, in 1936, Fox sold his interest in these companies to settle bankruptcy, his name lives on in the names of various media ventures which are currently owned by Rupert Murdoch, most notably the Fox TV network, Fox News Channel, 20th Century Fox, and 21st Century Fox
May 10 Clark L. Hull an influential American psychologist who sought to explain learning and motivation by scientific laws of behavior. Hull is known for his debates with Edward Tolman. He is also known for his work in drive theory
May 15 Italo Montemezzi an Italian composer. He is best known for his opera L'amore dei tre re , once part of the standard repertoire. It is now seldom performed
May 21 John Garfield an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930s became an important member of the Group Theater. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.' major stars. Called to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities , he denied Communist affiliation and refused to "name names," effectively ending his film career. Some have alleged that the stress of this incident led to his premature death at 39 from a heart attack. Garfield is acknowledged as a predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean
May 23 Kenwa Mabuni credited as developing the style known as Shitō-ryū.