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1952 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1952
20th century | 1950s

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In the summer of 1952, Barbara Wright took her O-level exams at Hampstead High School for girls. (PROSE: The Plotters)

Neil Redmond's mother was born on 5 January. (AUDIO: Uncanny Valley)

On 7 September, aliens manipulated the timelines to prevent the first idea of a stardrive being thought of by briefly linking this year with 2197. (AUDIO: The Nowhere Place)

The Third Doctor opened a watch-fixing shop in London called Fixing Time. (PROSE: Amorality Tale)

Winston Churchill, shortly after being re-elected as British Prime Minister, ordered the dismantling of the Festival of Britain monuments, the Dome of Discovery and the Skylon. (AUDIO: The British Invasion)

Polly Wright, age ten, attended a fair where she visited a gypsy fortune teller, who warned her of a tall, dark stranger. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People)

The Eleventh Doctor attended a party in Hollywood, California, performed a duet with Frank Sinatra and met Marilyn Monroe, to whom he "accidentally" became engaged to be married. They were wed that night, though the Doctor later disputed the legitimacy of the chapel in which the wedding took place. (TV: A Christmas Carol)

Diane Holmes flew from England to Australia in four days. (TV: Out of Time)

Shaun Brett was born. (AUDIO: The Land of the Dead)

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble encountered the Fumifugium during the Great Smog of London. (AUDIO: The Creeping Death)