On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1952

Historical Events

  • The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada

Famous Birthdays

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, The Blues Brothers; Ghostbusters), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
1952 Highlights

About July 1, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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