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


Person of interestDan Aykroyd

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

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 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? 68 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer