On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1952

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier

Famous Birthdays

  • Chet McCracken, American drummer (Doobie Brothers, 1979-82), born in Seattle, Washington

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Fran Smith, Jr., American rock bassist player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist ("Lotta Love"; "I Only Want To Be With You"), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1997)
  • Robert R. McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk), born in Birmingham, Alabama
1952 Highlights

About July 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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