On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1952

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th), born in Stanton, California (d. 2016)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and film composer (Academy Award 1988 for score to The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Walter O Briggs, American entrepreneur and sports team owner (Detroit Tigers 1935-52), dies at 74
1952 Highlights

About January 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn