On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1952

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Daniel "Dan" Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian and actor (SNL, Dragnet), born in Ottawa, Canada

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)