What Happened on August 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)
  • Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Kathryn C Thornton, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • Thomas J Hennen, Albany GA, astronaut (STS 44)