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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Event History 1950-1959

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Event Name Event Date Event Year Notes
Boxing: Main Event - Lou Marino vs. Louis Gage September 8 1950 At 8:45pm and Presented by Santa Cruz Sports Club 
Sant Cruz County Fair Amateur Try-Outs September 15 1950 At 2PM
Boxing: Ted Daniels  vs. Louis Gage  September 22  1950 At 8:45pm and Presented by SC Sports Club
Conference of the County Assessors of California and the State Board of Equalization  September 25-27   Opened at 10am 
Masonic Night Gala Celebration; Sponsored by Islam Temple & SC Shrine Club  September 30 1950 300 Islam Shinners from SF including 90 peice  "Million Dollar Band". The Band Played on the courhouse lawn during the afternoon. Evening program included concert by band, drills by uniformed patrols and 3 SF vaudeville acts. Dancig from 9:30pm to 12am
Knights of Phythias Grand Initiation  October 7 1950 Had 500 plus attendees
30th Annual Convention of the California -Nevada District, Kiwanis International  October 8 - 10 1950 10/8: Convention Memorial Services; 10/9: "Feature Night" pm; 10/10: Governor's Ball
Boxing - Two Main Events: Bob King vs Fuzzy Fresket and Leroy Casey Vs Kildo Martinez October 13 1950 8:30pm; 9 bouts; presented by Santa Cruz Sport Club; 850+ attendance; K.O. victory for Fuzzy at 1:14 in 1st round
CA League of City Employees Convention Installation Banquet & Halloween Costume Ball   October 14 1950  
Central Coast Counties Association of Fire Deparments Quarterly Meeting  October  18  1950 Parking lot blocked off for demonstrations of high velocity water streams
Santa Cruz 181 Birthday Fiesta Children's Talent Show, King and Queen Coronation  October 20  1950  8:15pm; 50 cents adults/25 cents children; Followed next day by "Fiesta parade" starting @ 7pm @ Civic
Giuseppe Di Stefano Opera Tenor Concert  October 26 1950 Civic Music Association Series first concert; Vladimir Brenner on piano
Boxing - Main Event featuring Bob King vs Fuzzy Fresket October 27 1950 10 bouts scheduled
16th Annual Northern California Badminton Tournament  October 28-29 1950 230 singles and doubles matches; 107 players; 30 cents admission
Halloween Parade, free movie cartoons for youngsters, free dance for teenagers  October 31 1950 7pm parade; 9:30pm movies and candy; 9:30pm-12:30am dance
Wrestlig November 1  1950 300 attended
Wrestling  November 8 1950  
Boxing: Fuzzy Fresket vs Fred Milton November 10 1950 8 bouts
Santa Cruz Art Exhibition  November 12-26 1950 Includes 11/15/50 potluck dinner
Basketball: Sportsman's Shop Cagers vs. Santa Cruz High Cardinals  November 30 1950 Exhibition game and 200 people were in attendance
Basketball: Harris Togs vs Forest Pool December 5 1950 City Leauge
Basketball: Holy Cross High School Panthers vs. Half Moon Bay December 6 1950 7:30pm lightweight; 8:30pm varsity
Civic Drama Festival Play: "Harvey" December 7 1950 Presented by SC Lions Club; off Broadway; first of three plays for festival season; 8:15pm; $2.40 GA/$1.20 students
Basketball: Hotel Cagers vs. Sportsman's Shop  December 8 1950 City Leauge
Odd Fellows Lodge Meeting December 9 1950 103 initiated into Lodge; 1200 members attended
Naval Reserve Boxing Show  December 11 1950 Was a free event and near capacity crowd
Basketball: Leibbrants vs Harris Togs December 12 1950 City Leauge
Basketball: Holy Cross High School Panthers vs. Montezuma Prep  December 13 1950  
Basketball: Lions vs. Sportsmen; Hotel vs. Loyd's Tires December 14 1950 City League; Top Sportsmen Forward Mal Macaulay missed game due to poison oak!
Boxing: Junior Chamber of Commerce Underprivlieged Children Benefit Fights  December 15 1950 "Disappointing crowd of 500 fans"
Piano Concert: Jakob Gimpel  December 16 1950 Civic Music Association Series for December
Basketball: Forest Pool s Leibrandts  December 19 1950 City Leauge
City Employee Holiday Potluck December 20 1950 7pm; Music, entertainment, and Santa Claus
Basketball: Hotelmen vs. Soquel-Capitola Lions; Sportsmen vs/ Loyds's Tires December 21 1950 City League; Hotelmen win 56-54 due to buzzer beater 30-foot shot by Jack Alzina; Sportsmen stall to win 41-39
10th Annual Community Christmas Sing Party  December 23 1950 8pm; Sponsored by Santa Cruz 20-30 Club
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Sportsman Shop December 26 1950 City Leauge 
Basketball: Holy Cross High School Varsity Panthers vs. Alumni December 27 1950 8:45pm; 7:30pm preliminary game: Holy Cross Lightweights vs. Santa Cruz High Alumni
Basketball: Santa Cruz Hotel vs. Forest Pool December 28 1950 9pm; City League; preliminary game: Leibbrants vs. Lloyd's Tires
Boxing: Pan American Boxing Trials December 29 1950 Started at 8:30pm
Beaker's New Years Eve Dance December 31 1950  
Basketball: Fibber McGee and Molly vs. Y.M.I. Cagers January 3 1951 AAU (Amateur) Basketball; $1.50 tickets; Fibber McGee and Molly were "Radio Stars"; City League preliminary game: Lions vs. Colonial Inn
City Basketball Leauge January 4 1951  
Basketball: Santa Cruz High Cardinals vs Willow Glen High  January 5 1951  
Basketball: Fibber McGee and Moll Vs. Y.M.I Cagers  January  1951  
Basketball: Santa Cruz High vs San Jose Tech and Forest Pool vs Sportsman Shop January 9 1951 High School games in afternoon; City League games in evening
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs Boulder Creek January 10 1951  
Boxing : Don Conrad vs Johnny Heard in the Main Event January 12 1951 8:30pm; 8 bouts; 682 fans attended; Heard won in four rounds
Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist Concert January 13 1951 8:15pm; Civic Music Association Series; 1200 patrons; Ralph Berkowitz on piano; Piatigorsky played on a Montagnana, made in 1739
Lecture: Father "The Glacier Priest" Bernard R. Hubbard "Alaska and the Red Menace" January 17 1951 8pm; sponsored by The Holy Cross Boosters Club; 1300+ in attendance; played movies from
Basketball: Santa Cruz Hotel vs. Leibbrant's January 18 1951 City League first half finale; 7:30pm / 9pm games; Hotel lost 42-45, but still won first half title
Basketball: Holy Cross Panther's vs. San Jose Boys' Club January 19 1951  
Breakers' Dance for Beginners January 20 1951  
Basketball: SC High Cardinals vs. Lincoln High; Sportsman's Shop vs. Lions January 23 1951 3:30pm first game start; no admission charge; 7:30pm City League
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs. Carmel Padres January 24 1951 8:45pm/7:30pm games; Holy Cross won both games
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Harris Togs; Forest Pool vs. Colonial Inn January 25 1951 7:30pm start; City League
Basketball: SC High Cardinals vs. Monterey Toreadors January 26 1951 Toreadors win 25-24 in overtime
Basketball: Oakland Blue 'N' Gold vs. Denver Chevrolet January 27 1951 9pm/8pm/7pm games; National Industrial League; $1.50 reserved / $1 GA/75 cents students; 800 in attendance; Denver won 52-50
Tennis: Bobby Riggs Professional Tennis Troupe January 29 1951 8pm; $1.80 gallery/Balcony $2.40/$3.60 floor; Gussie Moran among participants; 700 in attendance
Basketball: High School afternoon; City League evening January 30 1951 4:30pm/3:30pm High School Games
Basketball: Forest Pool vs. Harris Togs; Leibbrants vs. Colonial Inn February 1 1951 City League; Forest Pool won 45-36; Leibbrants won 58-49
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Watsonville Wildcats February 2 1951 8:15pm/7:15pm; High School; 1200+ in attendance; Watsonville won varsity 39-31; SC Cardlets won 30-22
Basketball: Sportsmen vs. Lloyd's Tires; Hotel vs. Lions February 6 1951 Holy Cross High School won practice games in afternoon; City League in evening
Basketball: Holy Cross Girls Jamboree February 7 1951 1:30pm; High and Grammar School; Free admission
Basketball: Harris Togs vs. Colonial Inn; Leibbrants vs. Forest Pool February 8 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Togs won 41-35; Leibbrants won 52-45
Boxing: Lou Gage vs. Lavern Lett February 9 1951 8:30pm; 8 bouts; KSCO broadcast the fights starting at 9:30pm; Gage won by second round TKO; 711 in attendance
Basketball: Korean War Fund Benefit - Hartnell College Panthers vs. SC All-Stars February 12 1951 9pm/7:30pm; Second Contest: Fort Ord vs. McCune Citrus of San Jose; KGO Rado Sportscaster Ira Blue made appearance; 50 cents adults/25 cents children; SC Won 71-51; McCune Citrus won 57-51; 204 in attendance; $89.50 profit for benefit
Basketball: Hotel vs. Forest Pool; Leibbrants vs. Lloyd's Tires February 13 1951 City League; Hotel won 46-43; Leibbrants won 95-45
Basketball: March of Dimes Benefit - Chinese Saints vs. Santa Cruz All-Stars February 16 1951 9pm/7:15pm/6:15pm; High School preliminary games: Holy Cross Varsity vs. Santa Cruz Junior Varsity/Holy Cross Lightweights vs. Junipero Serra Monetery frosh team; 75 cents adults/50 cents children;
The Viennese Ballet February 17 1951 8:15pm; Civic Music Association Series; Directed by Grete Wiesenthal
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Sportsman's Shop; Hotel vs. Colonial Inn February 20 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Hotel won 48-42; Leibbrants won 82-41
Basketball: Forest Pool vs. Lions; Harris Togs vs. Lloyd's Tires February 22 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Forest Pool won 44-41; Harris Togs won 55-37
Boxing: Johnny Herd vs. Jack Cruz February 23 1951 8:30pm; 8 bouts; Herd won in 4 rounds; ~400 attendees
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs. San Luis Obispo Mission High February 24 1951 7:30pm Lightweights start; 8:45pm Varsity start; Holy Cross won Varsity 42-37 & Lightweights 48-22
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Lions; Hotel vs. Harris Togs February 27 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Leibbrants won 67-45; Hotel won 50-42
Civic Drama Festival Play: "Born Yesterday" March 1 1951 8:15pm; Presented by SC Lions Club; off Broadway; second of three plays for festival season; $2.40 GA/$1.20 students; Nearly 700 attendees
New Friends of Music Quartet March 3 1951 8pm; Fifth in Civic Music Association Series; Replacement group after Chigi Quintet out of Rome could not obtain U.S. visas
Basketball: Sportsman's Shop vs. Forest Pool; Lloyd's Tires vs. Colonial Inn March 5 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Forest Pool wins 52-51; Colonial Inn won 57-40
Basketball: Harris Togs vs. Lions; Colonial Inn vs. Sportsman's March 6 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League; Lions won 49-36; Sportsman's Shop won 61-58
Wrestling: Billy Hanson & Flash Gordan vs. Vincent Lopez & Mike Sharp March 7 1951 8:30pm; Santa Cruz Sports Club; $1.50 ringside/$1.25 reserved/$1 general/50 cents for students and servicemen; Over 500 attendees, 489 paying customers; Sharp won on second consecutive pin
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Hotel; Forest Pool vs. Lloyd's Tires March 8 1951 9pm/7:30pm; Final games of 1951 City League regular season second half; Leibbrants won 65-60 to claim league second half championship; Forest Pool won 63-51; near capacity crowd in attendance
Basketball: Iowa Ghosts vs. SC All-Stars; Sportman's Shop vs. Watsonville Granite Pavers March 12 1951 9pm/7:30pm; Ghosts won 52-42; Granite won 64-53; 450 attendees
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Hotel; Lions vs. Sportsman Shop March 13 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League playoff/exhibition games; Hotel won 63-60; Sportsman's Shop won 54-37; "nearly packed house"
Wrestling: Harry "The Mighty Atom" Monti vs. Jerry "The Tiny Terror" Marnes Marh 14 1951 8:30pm; Marnes won with two falls; Billy Swaggert & Mike Sharp beat Pete Peterson & Bobby Bruns in the opening bout with two falls; 700 attendees
Basketball: Leibbrants vs. Hotel; Forest Pool vs. Watsonville 20-30 Club March 15 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League playoff/exhibition games; Leibbrants won 65-37 to tie the series 1-1; Forest Pool won 51-48; Almost sold out crowd
Basketball: City Employees vs. City Teachers; SC 20-30 Club vs. Watsonville 20-30 Club March 16 1951 8:30pm/7pm; Final game is a Donkey Cage Game (all players riding specially trained burros!); Hi Tow Tong (SC High Honor Society) Benefit to build a pool at SC High; Included three youth boxing exhibitions between basketball games; Teachers won 14-10; Watsonville won 42-30; 1200 attendees
Wrestling: Vincent Lopez & Warren Bockwinkle vs. Pete Peterson & Pat McGill March 20 1951 8:30pm; Larry Moquin vs. Pat McGill in opener; Peterson & McGill won; McGill also won opener
Theta Rho State Convention March 22-23 1951 Tenth annual session; 1100 Delegates from 47 CA Clubs; 10am registration; 2pm/7:30pm Thursday; 9:30am/8pm Friday
Christian Science Lecture March 25 1951 3pm; Free to the public; Claire Rauthe, C.S., of London, England
Basketball: Monterey Frost Roofers vs. Soledad Merchants; SC Hotel vs. Salinas Del Conte Sports Shop March 26 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League Champions Tournament; 35 cents; Monterey won 60-41; Hotel won 39-33; ~450 attendees
Wrestling: "Hard Boiled" Haggerty & Warren Bockwinkle vs. Pete Peterson & Bobby Bruns March 27 1951 8:30pm; Ray Vilmer vs. "Flash" Gordon in opener; Main Event tied 1-1 falls; Vilmer won opener; ~450 attendees
Order of the Eastern Star, Idlewild chapter, 75th anniversary Ceremony Dress Rehearsal March 28 1951 At 8pm
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Monterey Frost Roofers; Soledad Merchants vs. Salinas Del Conte Sports Shop March 29 1951 9pm/7:30pm; City League Champions Tournament; Monterey won 48-45; Soledad won 54-37; ~500 attendees
Order of the Eastern Star, Idlewild chapter, 75th anniversary Ceremony March 30 1951 8pm; 1100 members attended; featured historical pageant and a reception
Wrestling: Mike Sharpe & Ben Sharpe vs. Leo Nomellini & "Flash" Gordon April 3 1951 8:30pm; Vincent Lopez vs. Juan Humberto in opener; Sharpes win; Humberto won; ~600 attendees
Boxing: Cisco Andrade vs Ray Perea; Vince Hogan vs. William Powell April 6 1951 8:30:00 PM; 8 bouts; Andrade won by TKO in third round; Powell won by decision; 650 attendees
Wrestling: Mike & Ben Sharpe vs. Pete Peterson & Pat McGill April 10 1951 Ray Vilmer vs. Juan Humberto in opener; Sharpes won; Vilmer won; 650 attendees
Office of Price Stabilization Price Conference April 11 1951 10am-12pm; For businesses and the general public on new government pricing regulations for certain goods; Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce; 300 attendees
Wrestling: Pat McGill & Larry Moquin vs. "Hardboiled" Haggerty & Jack "Cobra" Kennedy April 17 1951 8:30pm; Vincent Lopez vs. Chico Gracia in opener; Hardboiled & Cobra won; Lopez won; ~400 attendees
Marion Bell Opera Soprano Concert April 24 1951 8:15pm; Civic Music Association closing concert; accompanied by Richard Hughes on piano
Boxing: Northen California State Championship Trials April 25 1951 8:30pm; 9 bouts; 1000 attendees
Third Annual Amateur Talent Show Sponsored by SC Optimist Club Dress Rehearsal April 26 1951  
Third Annual Amateur Talent Show Sponsored by SC Optimist Club April 27 1951 8pm; Open to anyone under 21 years old; electric "applause meter" used to determine victors donated for the evening by KSCO radio station; $1.50 Reserved/$1 General/ 50 c Students; thirty amateur acts performed; 600 attendees, 400 paid, show broke even
Wrestling: Mike & Ben Sharpe vs. Pete Peterson & Larry Moquin May 4 1951 8:30pm; Jack Kennedy vs. Warren Bockwinkle in opener; Sharpes won; Opener a draw; nearly 500 attendees
Odd Fellows & Rebekah Assembly Convention May 7-11 1951 8pm Monday 5/7 Goodfellowship Night & Dancing; Tuesday 5/8 Reception & Dancing; Wednesday 5/9 Rebekah installation and initiation; Thursday 5/10 Leilani Theta Rho initiation Friday 5/11 Joint state officer installation at 7pm, grand march, and grand ball at 9:30pm featuring Lorin Cox's Orchestra; More than 2500 members attended
Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Show May 12 1951 Benefit for 20-30 Club; two and one-half hour variety and talent show; $3/$2.40/$1.80; 20 acts; 2156 attendees
Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement Auxiliaries Joint Meeting May 17 1951 8pm; Self defense tactic program; Judo demonstration by Paul Tara; Address by County Civil Defense Director Admiral Harry J Hansen; ~175 attendees
Boxing: Al Tafoya vs. Harry Ayala May 18 1951 8:30pm; 9 bouts; Tafoya won by TKO in third round; 400 attendees
Civic Drama Festival Play: "I Like It Here" May 24 1951 8:15pm; Presented by SC Lions Club; off Broadway; first of three plays for festival season; $2.40 GA/60c special students
County Elementary Chorus May 27 1951 10:30am; broadcast on KSCO; free admission; 250 students from 11 schools
Boxing: Jack Scheberies vs. Lucius Tate June 1 1951 8:45pm; Scheberies won; 500 attendees
Breakers' "Graduation Theme" Dance June 2 1951 8pm; free admission
Miss California Pageant June 9 1951 7:30pm doors; 8:30pm start; 2.5 hours; $1.00; 17 contestants; 2000 attendees
Boxing: Al Tafoya vs. Al Hull June 15 1951  
Santa Cruz High School Graduation June 16 1951 Started at 8pm with around 260 people
Disabled American Veterans Convention June 17-20 1951 1000 Delegates, 6/17: Memorial Service; 6/18: Meetings; 6/20: Elections
Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention June 24-27 1951 2000+ Delegates; 6/24: Memorial Service; 6/25: Parade; 6/26: Ball @ Coconut Grove; 6/27: Elections
Boxing: Lucius Tate vs. Jake Beeson; Arnulfo Sanchez vs. Reuben Haunte June 29 1951 8:30pm; Haunte won; Tate won; Attendance 300
City Recreation Free Film: Cartoon Carnival July 12 1951  
Boxing: Arnulfo Sanchez vs. Reuben Haunte July 13 1951 8:30pm; 8 bouts; Sanchez won; Attendance 350+
City Recreation Free Film July 19 1951  
Christian Science Lecture July 22 1951  
City Recreation Free Film: "Peck's Bad Boy at the Circus" July 26 1951 Started at 3:30pm
Boxing: Al Tafoya vs. Arnulfo Sanchez July 27 1951 8:30pm; 8 bouts; Tafoya won; Attendance almost 500
Shrine Circus July 30 - August 1 1951 6 performances: 2:15pm matinee, 8:15pm evening; Attendance 2000 for each performance
Moose Convention August 2-5 1951 ~2000 delegates; 8/2: General Assembly; 8/3: Initiation; 8/4 Grand Ball
City Recreation Free Film August 9 1951  
Boxing: Duke Stevenson vs. Lucius Tate August 10 1951 8:45pm; Tate won; Attendance almost 600
Boxing: Dick Georgian vs. Elmo Ellis August 24 1951 8:45pm; Georgian won; Attendance 500+
Jehovah's Witnesses Convention August 31 -September 2  1951 ~2000 delegates
Boxing: Bob King vs. Duke Stevenson September 7 1951 8:45pm; 8 bouts; Stevenson won; Attendance 250
Boxing: Duke Stevensen vs. Eddie Macken September 21 1951 8:45pm; 8 bouts; Draw in Main Event; Attendance almost 400
Boxing: J.B. Reed vs. Calvin Chamber October 5 1951 8:45pm; 8 bouts; Reed won; Attendance almost 400
SC Police Department Benefit Variety Show "Copper Capers" October 12 1951 8:30pm; 12 acts; $1.00; Attendance more than 1500
Masonic Night October 13 1951 ~1500 attendance; Islam's Temple's Million Dollar Band; Five vaudeville acts; Dance; Sponsored by Islam Temple of the Shrine
Folk Dance Festival October 14 1951 Free admission; 7pm-11pm; Sponsored by the Breakers of Santa Cruz
Boxing: Benny Rodriguez vs. Sonny Bracken October 20 1951 Bracken won; Attendance 200; Only five bouts due to fighters no showing, attendees had opportunity to get money back
Halloween Party October 31 1951 Free admission; 7pm: Parade; 8pm: Free movie; 8:45pm: Talent Show; 9:30pm-1am: 11-piece band; Sponsored by SC Sheriff's Posse; ~2700 children attendance
Boxing: Mac Martinez vs. Larry Austin November 3 1951 8:45pm; Martinez won; Attendance 600
Ana Maria and her Ballet Espanol November 4 1951 8:15pm; Civic Music Association; Attendance more than 1600
CA Grandmothers Club Convention November 7 1951 9:30am: Memorial Services, Election, and Installation of Officers
Christian Science Lecture November 11 1951 3pm; Free admission
Basketball: Santa Cruz All-Stars vs. Atlas Pacific Engineers November 24 1951 2pm-10pm; 2:30pm: Fashion Show; 8pm: Folk Dancing Exhibition; ~65 mer,chants; Sponsored by Business and Professional Woman's Club; $400 in proceeds to charity: 1/3 to county hospital tuberculosis ward and 1/3 each to two student scholarship
Christmas Preview December 1 1951 2pm-10pm; 2:30pm: Fashion Show; 8pm: Folk Dancing Exhibition; ~65 mer,chants; Sponsored by Business and Professional Woman's Club; $400 in proceeds to charity: 1/3 to county hospital tuberculosis ward and 1/3 each to two student scholarships
Basketball: Lloyd's Tires vs. Sportsman's Shop; Valley Merchants vs. Colonial Inn December 3 1951 9pm/7:30pm; Broadcast Live on KSCO; Sportsmen won 51-42; Merchants won 49-36; Attendance 250
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs. Montezuma December 4 1951 High School Practice Games; Panther's Varsity won 40-10; Panther's Lightweights won 119-4
Basketball: Leibbrant's vs.Colonial Inn; SC Hotel vs. Valley Merchants December 5  1951 9pm/7:30pm; Leibbrant's won 68-51; Hotel won 61-46; Attendance 300
The Breakers Folk Dance Club "Let's Dance for Jim" December 8 1951 7:30pm; Sponsored by the Elk's Club for Jim Larsen; Attendance 800: 500 dancers and 300 watchers
Basketball: Sportsman's Shop vs. Valley Merchants; Lloyd's Tires vs. SC Hotel December 10 1951 9pm/7:30pm; Sportsmen won 46-45; Hotel won 56-31; Attendance 200
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Leibbrant's; Lloyd's Tires vs. Colonial Inn December 12 1951 Hotel won 41-39; Lloyd's won 44-43; Attendance more than 300
City Employee Holiday Party December 13 1951 7:00pm; Attendance 250
Del Courtney Television Variety Show December 14 1951 8:15pm-11:25pm; 12 Acts from KPIX, San Francisco ; Sponsored by Holy Cross Booster Club; $1 Tickets General Admission; Attendance more than 1000
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs. Alumni; SC Hotel vs Del Conte Sports Shop of Salinas December 27 1951 9pm/7:30pm; 50c adults, 25c children; Panthers won 39-38; Hotel won 56-54
New Year's Eve Folk Dance December 31 1951 8pm-12am; Sponsored by Santa Cruz Breakers Folk Dance Club
Basketball: Leibbrant's vs. Lloyd's Tires; SC Hotel vs. Sportman's Sho January 1 1952 Liebbrant's won 59-57; Sportsmen won 61-57 ; Attendance ~100
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Campbell January 4 1952 7pm; Free admission for children under 10; Cardinal Varsity won 65-49; Campbell Lightweights won 39-36
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Colonial Inn; Leibbrant's vs. Valley Merchants January 7  1952 Hotel won 98-36; Leibbrant's won 59-47; Attendance ~150
Basketball: Lloyd's Tires vs.Valley Merchants; Sportsman's Shop vs. Colonial Inn January 9 1952 Lloyd's won 57-48; Sportsmen won 44-33
Griller String Quartet January 10 1952 8:15pm; Civic Music Association; Attendance near capacity
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Fremont January 11 1952 7pm; SC Varsity won 38-36; SC Lightweights won 36-28; Attendance 300
Basketball: Leibbrant's vs. Sportsman's Shop; Lloyd's Tires vs. Del Conte Sport Shop of Salinas January 14 1952 Sportsmen won 52-49; Lloyd's won 44-43; Attendance nearly 500
Basketball: Holy Cross Panthers vs. Half Moon Bay January 15 1952 6:30pm; Half Moon Bay Varsity won 56-14; Panther Lightweights won 43-30; Attendance 50
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Valley Merchants; Leibbrant's vs. Colonial Inn January 16 1952 Hotel won 69-47; Leibbrant's won 61-52
Boxing: Ray Gill vs. John Houston January 18 1952 8 bouts; 50c student admission; Attendance ~700; Main Event was a draw
Basketball: Colonial Inn vs. Valley Merchants; Sportman's Shop vs. Lloyd's Tires January 21 1952
9pm/7:30pm; Merchants won 60-47; Sportsmen won 49-36

 
Basketball: Lloyd's Tires vs. Colonial Inn; Sportsman's Shop vs. Leibbrant's January 23 1952 9pm/7:30pm; Lloyd's won 34-31; Leibbrant's won 49-42; Attendance nearly 400
Civil Defense Organization Meeting January 24 1952 8pm; Disaster film screened; ~800 attended from Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Watsonville Wildcats January 25 1952 7pm; KSCO broadcast Varsity game; Wildcat Varsity won 52-41; Wildcat Lightweights won 28-20; Attendance 1200
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Lloyd's Tires; Valley Merchants vs.Sportsman's Shop January 28 1952 Hotel won 73-51; Sportsmen won 30-29; Attendance ~100
Basketball: Valley Merchants vs. Leibbrant's; SC Hotel vs. Colonial Inn January 30 1952 Merchants won 57-44; Hotel won 83-54; Attendance more than 100
Boxing: Al Tafoya vs. Jimmy Walker; Mac Martinez vs. David Lee February 1 1952 9 bouts; Tafoya won in 3 rounds; Martinez won by TKO in the 2nd round; Attendance more than 500
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Leibbrant's; SC Cardinals vs. Sportsmen; Holy Cross vs. San Lorenzo February 2 1952 6:30pm; 50c; Benefit for March of Dimes; Leibbrants won 67-65; Sportsmen won 49-34; San Lorenzo won 52-45; Attendance nearly 500
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Sportsman's Shop; Lloyd's Tires vs. Leibbrant's February 4 1952 Hotel won 66-47; Leibbrant's won 74-42; Attendance nearly 350
Basketball: Sportsman's Shop vs. Colonial Inn; Lloyd's Tires vs. Valley Merchants February 6 1952 Sportsmen won 47-45; Lloyd's won 70-54
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Monterey Toreadors; Cardinals JV vs. Holy Cross All-Stars February 8 1952 8:30pm/7pm/5:30pm games; Varsity game broadcast on KSCO; Toreadors Varsity won 48-45; Toreador Lightweights won 27-19; Cardinals JV won 57-43; Attendance 750
Basketball: Iowa Ghosts vs. SC All-Stars; Valley Merchants vs. 505 Military Police February 9 1952 Ghosts won 57-51; 505 won 63-42; Attendance nearly 800
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Leibbrant's; Holy Cross All-Stars vs. Lloyd's Tires February 11 1952 Leibbrant's won 59-52; Lloyd's won 52-41; Attendance 400
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Sportsman's Shop; Leibbrant's vs. Lloyd's Tires February 13 1952 Hotel won 49-47; Leibbrant's won 87-54; Attendance nearly 300
Peter Jarrett, Pianist February 14 1952 8:15pm; Civic Music Association
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Sportsman's Shop February 18 1952 8:30pm; Hotel wins game and city championship 63-57
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Leibbrant's; Lloyd's Tires vs. Sportsman's Shop February 20 1952 Hotel won 78-45; Lloyd's won 49-48
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Salinas Cowboys February 21 1952 KSCO broadcast Varsity game; Cowboys Varsity won 40-37;Cowboy Lighweights won 38-26; Cardinal Lightweights won 42-28; Attendance nearly 600
Basketball: Harlem Clowns vs. House of David; Holy Cross Lightweights vs. Gilroy February 22 1952 8:45pm/7:15pm; Tickets $1.50 reserved/$1 general admission/75c sudents; Harlem won 54-52; Holy Cross won 48-40; Attendance nearly 2000
Basketball: SC Hotel vs. Lloyd's Tires; Leibbrant's vs. Sportsman's Shop February 25 1952 Hotel won President's Cup 61-36; Leibbrant's won 67-52; Attendance less than 100
Basketball: SF Chinese Saints vs. Leibbrant's; Holy Cross vs. Pescadero Union February 27 1952 9pm/7:30pm; Saints won 84-63; Holy Cross Varsity won 30-26
Boxing February 28 1952 8:30pm; Benefit for March of Dimes; no charge for tickets - donations accepted; 15 bouts; Attendance ~600; $268 raised
Basketball: City Employees vs. Teachers in "Donkey Game"; SC Cardinals Varsity vs. Cardinals 1953 February 29 1952 7pm; Employees won 24-22; Varsity won 34-33; Attendance 1000
National Male Quartet March 4 1952 8:15pm; Civic Music Association
Boxing: James Robinson vs. Roy Hunter; Mac Martinez vs. Leonard Gaines March 7 1952 8:30pm; Hunter won by 2nd round KO; Martinez won; Attendance 400
Television Talent Show "Shooting Stars" March 14 1952 7:30pm; $1 Adult Tickets/50c Students; Eight Scenes; Sponsored by the National Guard; Attendance ~500; $350 in proceeds
Boxing March 25 1952 8 bouts and a judo exhibition by San Jose State Judo Team; Sponsored by SC Naval Reserve; Free admission
Boxing: Johnny Huston vs. Charlie Choi; Elmo Ellis vs. "Boom Boom" Bolden April 4 1952 8:30pm; 8 bouts; Tickets $2 Ringside/$1.50 Reserved/$1 General/50c Students; Huston won in 3-round decision; Bolden-Ellis fought to a draw; Attendance 400
"Christian Science: The Revelation Of True Safety" April 6 1952 3pm; Free lecture
Boxing: Mac Martinez vs. Al Tafoya April 18 1952 8:30pm; 8 bouts; Tickets $2 Ringside/$1.50 Reserved/$1 General/50c Students; Martinez won; Attendance 400
Claramae Turner, Contralto April 19 1952 8:15pm; Civic Music Association
The Skating Follies of 1952 April 23-26 1952 8pm each evening with 2pm matinee on 4/26; Proceeds went to SC County Crippled Children's Fund; Tickets $1.50/$1
Spike Jones And His New Musical Depreciation Revue of 1952   April 27 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $3/$2.40/$1.80; Sponsored by SC 20-30 Club; Attendance 1600
Santa Cruz City Schools Concert April 30 1952 7:30pm; Free admission; Attendance at capacity; Recording broadcast on KSCO at 2pm May 3, 1952
Aaron Rosand, Violinist May 3 1952 8:15pm; Civic Music Association
Santa Cruz County Schools Concert May 6 1952 8pm; Free admission; Attendance at capacity
The San Jose Light Opera Co. presents "Irene" A Musical Comedy May 9 1952 8:15pm; Tickets $1.50 Reserved Seats/$1 General Admission; Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Santa Cruz; Attendance 700
"Shellzapoppin" The All-Service Variety Shown from Fort Ord May 22 1952 8pm; Two-hour show; Sponsored by Community Chest; Tickets $1 Adults/50c Children; Earned over $600 in advance tickets, $500 at the door, production costs $158.96
Miss California Pageant June 7 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $2.50 Special Reserved/$1.50 General Admission; Attendance 2000
Santa Cruz High School Graduation June 13 1952 8:15pm; 254 Graduates
Santa Cruz Elk's Lodge "Flag Day Ritual" June 14 1952 8pm; Festivities included a concert band
Santa Cruz Grove of Druids Golden Jubilee July 5 1952 8:30pm: Grand Ball with eight-piece orchestra; Attendance nearly 2000
97th Annual Convention of Christian Churches July 16-20 1952 7:30pm, 7/16: Opening Ceremonies; More than 1000 delegates
Wrestling: Mike & Ben Sharp vs. Dennis Clary & Enrique Torres; Paddy Muldoon vs. Joe Bonacassi July 25 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $1.50 Ringside/$1.25 Reserved/$1 General Admission/50c Students; Sharpes won; Bonacassi won; Attendance near capacity
Wrestling: Hans Schnabel & Zebra Kid vs. Rikieozan & Pete Peterson; Mario De Souza vs. Juan Humberto August 1 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $1.50 Ringside/$1.25 Reserved/$1 General Admission/50c Students; Schnabel & Kid won; Opener was a draw; Attendance capacity at over 1000
Square Dance featuring Herb Greggerson August 3 1952 1pm-5pm; Presented by Village Shufflers; Tickets 75c
Wrestling: Hans Schnabel vs. Rikieozan; Pat Meehan & Roberto Cruz vs. Mickey Gold & Chico Gracia August 8 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $1.50 Ringside/$1.25 Reserved/$1 General Admission/50c Students; Rikieozan won via DQ; Meehan & Cruz won; Attendance more than 850
Wrestling: Pat Meehan & Roberto Cruz vs. Angelo Cistoldi & Juan Humberto; Mickey Gold vs. Joe Campbell August 15  1952 8:30pm; Tickets $1.50 Ringside/$1.25 Reserved/$1 General Admission/50c Students; Cistoldi & Humberto won; Gold won; Attendance ~800
San Lorenzo Valley Masonic Lodge Dispensation August 16 1952 8pm; Attendance ~1200 Master Masons
Wrestling: Jimmy Blood & Roberto Cruz vs. Billy Earl & Chico Gracia August 22 1952 8:30pm; Tickets $1.50 Ringside/$1.25 Reserved/$1 General Admission/50c Students; Cruz & Blood won; Attendance more than 800
Christian Science: Christianity In Action August 26 1952 8pm; Free lecture
Yukon Wildlife Show Film  November 2 & 3 1953 Featuring Jim Bond
Sunday on the Range Movie December 12 1953 Free Admission
Queen of Sheba Movie December 12 1953 Free Admission

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