What Happened on January 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74