On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Birthdays

  • Chet McCracken, American rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestDavid Hasselhoff

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

  • Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Robert R. McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk), born in Birmingham, Alabama