1970s|Prince of Wales – vacant
Princess of Wales – vacant
Archbishop of Wales – John Morgan, Bishop of Llandaff
Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – Cynan
10 January - An Aer Lingus Douglas DC-3 aircraft on a London–Dublin flight crashes in Wales due to vertical draft in the mountains of Snowdonia, killing twenty passengers and the three crew.
5 July - Six miners are killed in a mining accident at Point of Ayr colliery in north Wales.
15 August - Wenvoe transmitting station begins broadcasting 405-line VHF BBC Television to south Wales and the west of England on Band I channel 5 (66.75 MHz).
3 September - Mahmood Hussein Mattan is the last person to be executed at Cardiff Prison.
19 October - A small Welsh republican group, Y Gweriniaethwyr, make an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the water pipeline leading from the Claerwen dam in mid Wales to Birmingham.
23 October - Opening of Claerwen reservoir, the first engagement carried out in Wales by Elizabeth II since her accession as Queen of the United Kingdom. She first sets foot in Wales as monarch at Llandrindod railway station.
Lake Bala bursts its banks and floods many parts of the Vale of Edeirnion.
Following the retirement of Hugh O'Neill, David Grenfell becomes Father of the House.
Pennar Davies becomes Principal of Swansea Memorial College.
English actors Richard Bebb and Gwen Watford marry.
National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Aberystwyth)
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - John Evans
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - withheld
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Owen Elias Roberts
Islwyn Ffowc Elis - Cyn Oeri'r Gwaed
Jack Jones - Lily of the Valley
T. J. Morgan - Y Treigladau a’u Cystrawen
John Dyfnallt Owen - Rhamant a Rhyddid
R. Williams Parry - Cerddi'r Gaeaf
Bertrand Russell - The Impact of Science on Society
Richard Vaughan - Moulded in Earth
Raymond Williams - Drama from Ibsen to Eliot
Gwendoline Davies bequeaths a large part of her art collection to the National Museum of Wales, including Renoir's La Parisienne.
David Wynne - Symphony no. 1
Dylan Thomas records a collection of five of his poems, including Fern Hill and Do not go gentle into that good night, along with the short prose A Child's Christmas in Wales for Caedmon Audio in New York.
Richard Burton stars in My Cousin Rachel.
12 March - Tommy Cooper's TV series, It's Magic, begins its run.
15 August - The Wenvoe television transmitter enters service.
26 August - Hit radio series Welsh Rarebit transfers to television.
Rugby union - Wales win their fifth Grand Slam.
Summer Olympics - Harry Llewellyn wins a gold medal in the team showjumping competition, riding Foxhunter.
9 January – Mike Watkins, Wales international rugby captain
24 January – Tony Villars, footballer
22 March – David Jones, politician
3 April - Philip Jenkins, academic and former Mastermind champion
16 April – Bob Humphrys, sports broadcaster (d. 2008)
21 April - Cheryl Gillan, politician
5 May – Andrew Davies AM, politician
12 June – Jed Williams, jazz journalist
7 September – Irene James AM, politician
18 October – Hilary Bevan Jones, television producer
17 November – David Emanuel, fashion designer
20 November – Karen Sinclair, politician
Menna Elfyn, poet
Robert Minhinnick, poet
3 March – John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones, shipowner and politician, 63
25 April (in Broadstairs) – Sir John Milsom Rees, surgeon, 86
25 August – James Kitchener Davies, poet, dramatist and nationalist, 50
23 October – Windham Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, politician, 95
28 October (in Sydney) – Billy Hughes, London-born Prime Minister of Australia, 90
11 November – Sir William Llewelyn Davies, national librarian, 65
28 November – Ernie George, Wales international rugby player, c.81
2 December – Tom Jackson, Wales international rugby player, 82
15 December (in London) – Sir William Goscombe John, sculptor, 92
26 December (in London) – Lyn Harding, actor, 85
31 December – John Cledwyn Davies, politician, 83
1952 in Wales Wikipedia
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1952 to Wales and its people.