1952 - Althea Gibson

Timeline created by dbloom
  • George Henry Redding

    is sworn in as NYC first black captain.
  • First black golf professionals in PGA

    Black golfers Teddy Rhodes, Bill Spiller and Eural Clark play in the PGA Phoenix Open. Joe Louis was the first black amateur golfer. His first tournament was the San Diego Open, Jan 16 1952.
  • National Indoor Tennis Championship-Seventh Regiment Armory, NYC

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Carolyn Liguori; 6-3, 6-1
    2. AG d. Helen Fletcher; 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
    S. Nancy Chaffee Kiner d. AG; 6-4, 6-4
    New Journal and Guide 01 March
  • St. Andrews Club Tournament - Kingston Jamaica

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Andreina Drewbear; 6-0, 6-1
    S. AG d. Patricia Canning Dodd; 6-3, 6-4
    F. Betty Rosenquest Pratt d. AG; 6-2, 6-4
    Philadelphia Tribune 11 March; Montreal Gazette 01 & 05 March; Daily News 03 March
  • Caribbean Tennis Championship - Montego Bay

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Martha Barnett; 6-4, 6-1
    S. Patricia Canning Todd d. AG; 6-3, 6-4
    Mixed Doubles:
    F. AG/Nils Rohlsson d. Lorne Main/Pat Ward; 6-3, 6-4
    Philadelphia Inquirer 06 & 07 March; Chicago Tribune 10 March
  • Good Neighbor Tournament - Flamingo Park, Miami, FL

    Women's singles:
    1. unk
    2. unk
    3. AG d. Olga Garcia Rangel; 6-2, 6-0
    Q. AG d. Metilda Ramirez; 6-0, 6-2
    S. Magda Rurac d. AG; 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    Women's doubles:
    S. AG/Gladys Heldman d. Rhoda Hopkins/Marta Barnett; 8-6, 6-1
    F. Magda Rurac/Lois Miller d. AG/GH; 7-5, 6-3
    Miami News 11 Apr
  • Chicago Tennis Patrons, Inc. Tennis Exhibition - Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL

    Women's singles exhibition game:
    Maureen Connelly d. AG; 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
    Mixed doubles exhibition game:
    AG/Billy Talbert d. MC/Victor Seixas
  • Exhibition event_Port au Prince, Haiti

    no additional info
  • Bermuda International Tennis Tournament - Hamilton, Bermuda; Somers Isles Lawn and Tennis Association

    Singles:
    F. AG d. Mrs. Q. Martin; 6-1, 6-1
    Mixed doubles:
    F. AG/Russell Dismount d. Miss Seaton/Clarence Corbin; 6-1, 6-1
    AG plays exhibition game with Bermuda tennis champ, Alex Romeo. AG wins.
  • Pennsylvania Open Tennis Tournament_Germantown YMCA

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Louise Jones; score unk
    2. AG d. Geneva Lee; 6-1, 6-1
    S. AG d. Doris Harrison; 6-1, 6-2
    F. AG d. Jane Hudlin; 6-1, 6-0
    Mixed doubles:
    3. AG/Whirlwind d. DH/Everett Walton; 6-4, 6-4
    F. Jane Hudlin/Dan Keene d. AG/Whirlwind, score unk but they lost all three sets
    Philadelphia Inquirer 26, 27 July; Philadelphia Tribune 29 July
  • Eastern Open - Scotch Plains, NJ Shady Rest Country Club

    Women's singles:
    Q. AG d. Mary Radcliffe; 6-0, 6-0
    S. AG d. Rosemary Darben, 6-2, 6-2
    F. AG d. Dorothy Johnson; by default
    Mixed doubles:
    Q (?).AG/John Chandler d. Cecil & Dorothy Johnston; 6-1, 6-1
    S (?). G/JC d. Nana Vaughan/Bernie Davis by default
    Courier News Aug 1,2,4
  • Ruby McCollum arrest, Live Oak FL

    The sensational story of Ruby McCollum who is arrested for killing Dr. C. Leroy Adams, a white doctor, in Live Oak FL. Ruby accused Adams of repeatedly raping her and forcing her to bear his children. She was convicted by an all white jury.
  • Eastern Grass Courts Tennis Tournament - S. Orange, NJ

    Women's singles:
    1. Anita Kantor d. AG; 6-4, 6-1
  • American Tennis Association Tournament, 35th - Wilberforce

    Women's singles (AG sixth consecutive win)
    S. AG d. Nana Davis Vaughan (ADW 29 Aug 1953)
    F. AG d. Mary Etta Fine; 6-3, 6-1
    Mixed doubles
    F. AG/Whirlwind d. Doris Harrison/Edgar Lee; 6-4, 6-2
    (4th title in five years for AG/Whirlwind)
    Atlanta Daily World, 27 Aug; Afro American 30 Aug; Pittsburgh Courier 30 Aug
  • National Championships at Forest Hills (AG, Weir and Stewart FIRST BLACK MEN to play there))

    Women's singles:
    1-AG d. Bonnie Mackay; 6-0, 6-4
    2-AG d. Anne Gray; 6-0, 6-2
    3-Doris Hart d. AG; 7-5, 6-1
    Mixed doubles:
    AG/Felicismo Ampon
    Mens singles:
    1. Bill Stucki d. Reginald Weir; 11-9, 5-7, 8-6, 6-1 (Aug 29)
    1. Bernard Bartzen d. George Stewart; 6-3, 9-7, 6-0 (Aug 30)
    Afro American Sep 13 1952
  • DD Eisenhower elected president

    Richard Nixon is VP.