What Happened on August 11, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • 1st color broadcast baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52