Prince Aly Khan

Prince Aly Khan

Pakistani Diplomat
Born Jun 13, 1911

Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan, known as Aly Khan was a son of Aga Khan III, the head of the Ismaili Muslims, and the father of Aga Khan IV. A socialite, racehorse owner and jockey, he was the third husband of actress Rita Hayworth. After being passed over for succession as Aga Khan, he served as Pakistan's representative to the United Nations, where he became a vice president of the General Assembly. His first name was typically spelled Aly in the press.… Read More

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1911 Birth Born on June 13, 1911.


1935 - 1936 2 More Events
1938 27 Years Old His first name was typically spelled "Aly" in the press. The titles of prince and princess, which are claimed by children of the Aga Khan by virtue of their descent from the Qajar king Fath Ali Shah of the Persian Qajar dynasty, were recognized as courtesy titles by the British government in 1938. … Read More
1939 28 Years Old In 1939, Prince Aly Aga Khan joined the French Foreign Legion and served with its cavalry division in Egypt and the Middle East.
1940 29 Years Old In 1940, he joined the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, becoming a lieutenant colonel in 1944.


1949 38 Years Old 1 More Event
They divorced in 1949, in part due to his extramarital affairs with, among others, Pamela Churchill. … Read More
1950 39 Years Old That same year, he participated in the Allied landing in the south of France with the United States Seventh Army, serving as a liaison officer with the rank of captain; for this, he was made an officer in the Legion of Honor in 1950. … Read More


1951 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951, while still married to Hayworth, Khan was spotted dancing with the actress Joan Fontaine in the nightclub where he and his wife had met. … Read More
1952 41 Years Old While still married to Rita Hayworth, Khan began a relationship with American film and stage actress Gene Tierney, whom he was engaged to marry in 1952. … Read More
1953 42 Years Old Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth divorced in 1953. … Read More
"In November, 1957, Aly Khan met President Iskander Mirza of Pakistan and was offered a post as the country's Ambassador to the United Nations. … Read More
1958 47 Years Old He was elected a vice president of the United Nations General Assembly on 17 September 1958 and also served as chairman of the U.N.'s Peace Observation Committee.
1960 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On 12 May 1960, a little more than two years after his appointment as Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.N., Aly Khan sustained massive head injuries in an automobile accident in Suresnes, France, a suburb of Paris, when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle at the intersection of boulevard Henri Sellier and rue du Mont Valerien, while he and his pregnant fiancée, Bettina, were heading to a party. … Read More
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