Video: '1952 World Series Game 7: Yankees vs Dodgers'
(Tuesday, October 7, 1952) — The New York Yankees won the 1952 World Series today, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, in the seventh and deciding game. It was the Yankees’s fourth consecutive World Series title, 15th overall.
(Tuesday, September 30, 1952) — The motion picture This Is Cinerama, which introduced the triple-camera, triple-projector Cinerama widescreen process, premiered today at the New York Broadway theatre in New York City.
Directed by Merian C. Cooper, the film is narrated by travel writer and newscaster Lowell Thomas.
(Tuesday, September 23, 1952, 9:30 p.m. EDT, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — Sen. Richard Nixon salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television tonight to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising, defending his acceptance of more than $18,000 of secret — though legal — funds from political donors. Continue reading →
(Sunday, September 21, 1952, 10:00 p.m. PDT, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — During a telephone call, GOP vice presidential nominee Richard Nixon, who had decided to make a television/radio broadcast to defend himself against charges he had improperly kept a “secret” fund, asked GOP presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower if the general would be able to make a decision on Nixon’s fate immediately after the broadcast.
When Eisenhower hesitated, Nixon angrily burst out: “General, there comes a time in matters like this when you’ve either got to shit or get off the pot.”
Eisenhower replied that it might take three or four days to gauge public reaction.
(Saturday, September 20, 1952, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — Two days after the New York Post reported a “secret” campaign fund for Richard Nixon, the GOP vice presidential nominee told supporters in Portland, Oregon, that it was a lie that he took the money for his personal use and he denied that it was illegal and unethical as charged.
(Thursday, September 18, 1952, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — The New York Post today ran the front-page headline: “Secret Nixon Fund,” with a detailed story charging that wealthy Californians had given $18,235 to a secret campaign fund for GOP vice presidential nominee Richard Nixon in return for political favors.
While the “secret fund” was perfectly legal, the story left the impression that Nixon was on the take; being paid to do the bidding of special interests.
(Monday, September 15, 1952, 9 p.m. EST) — Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory on tonight’s season two premiere episode of the CBS-TV sitcom I Love Lucy. This episode was named number 2 in TV Guide‘s “100 Most Memorable TV Moments” in 1996.
(Sunday, September 14, 1952, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — Republican vice presidential nominee Richard Nixon made his first appearance today on Meet The Press, a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC.