- Paris: Villa-Lobos conducts a complete performance of the Discovery of Brazil, on February 28, 1952, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
- Villa-Lobos in Israel, June 17-19. See Lisa Peppercorn's article "Villa-Lobos in Israel". Villa-Lobos conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert which included Choros #6 and the 2nd Piano Concerto, and works by Corelli & Bach. See also this post at The Villa-Lobos Magazine.
- In New York at Christmas-time.
- Dean Frey, Webmaster of the Villa-Lobos Website, is born in Lamont, Alberta. His first word is "Heitor".
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