1952 was a year in the 20th century.
- Friday, March 4: Actor Ronald Reagan married actress Nancy Davis. Emmett Brown apparently didn't know Reagan had divorced and remarried when he suggested that Jane Wyman might be the First Lady in 1985.
Behind the scenes
- Date Unknown: Rick Carter (Production designer for Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III) is born in Los Angeles, California.
- Wednesday, May 14: Robert Zemeckis, director and co-writer of the Back to the Future series, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
- Tuesday, March 11: In the first draft of Back to the Future, Marty travels back to 1952 on this date, not November 5, 1955.