Sports – 1952

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Olympic Winter Games open in Oslo and the Summer Games in Helsinki.

Dick Button performs the 1st figure skating triple jump in competition

Dick Button wins his 2nd Olympic Gold Medal and his 5th consecutive world figure

Bob Mathias wins his second Gold Medal for the decathlon.

NY Yankees over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series

Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in the NFL championship game

Minneapolis beats New York, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship

Frank Sedgman wins the Mens at Wimbledon, while Maureen Connolly begins the 1st of 3 consecutive wins in Womens.

Hill Gail, Eddie Arcaro jockey, won the Kentucky Derby

Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners

Louise Suggs wins golf’s US Women’s Open

Sam Snead wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament with a 286

Jim Turnesa wins PGA golf tournament

Julius Boros wins US Open golf tournament

Billy Vessels (HB), Oklahoma won the Heisman Trophy

Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal for Stanley Cup

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