What Happened on August 17, 1952

Historical Events

  • "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)

Famous Birthdays

Guillermo Vilas (71 years old)

Argentine tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Kathryn C. Thornton, American astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)

Nelson Piquet (71 years old)

Brazilian auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Thomas J. Hennen, American astronaut (STS 44), born in Albany, Georgia
Born in 1952
1952 Highlights

About August 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo