Quiz: The Year 1952
Who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1952?
- Anthony Eden succeeded Winston Churchill as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1952. Churchill resigned after his health deteriorated, and Eden took over on April 6, 1952.
Which disease was declared as being under control in 1952?
- The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that smallpox was under control in 1952. This was a significant achievement in the fight against the disease, which had affected millions of people for centuries.
Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1952?
- The Best Actor Oscar in 1952 was won by Humphrey Bogart for his role in "The African Queen", a classic movie that has been delighting audiences since its release.
What was the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine, which was launched in 1952?
- The USS Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine in the worlIt was launched on January 21, 1952, and was a significant technological achievement.
Who became the King of Egypt in 1952?
- Gamal Abdel Nasser became the King of Egypt in 1952 after a military coup. He was a significant figure in Egyptian and Middle Eastern politics and went on to become the President of Egypt in 1956.
Which country won the most gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics?
- The country that won the most gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics, held in Helsinki, Finland, was the United States. The U.S. topped the medal table with 40 gold medals.
Who wrote the novel "Invisible Man," which was published in 1952?
- Ralph Ellison wrote the novel "Invisible Man," which was published in 1952. The book is a classic of American literature and explores themes of identity, race, and social injustice.
Which American politician survived an assassination attempt in 1952?
- Dwight Eisenhower, who was running for President of the United States at the time, survived an assassination attempt in 1952. He was campaigning in Maryland when two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to shoot him.
Which country became the first in the world to legalize abortion in 1952?
- Sweden became the first country in the world to legalize abortion in 1952. The law allowed abortions to be performed if the woman's health was at risk or if she had been the victim of rape.
Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1952?
- Felix Bloch, a Swiss physicist, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1952 for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance. His work was instrumental in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.