What Happened on December 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • Jaco Pastorius, American jazz guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59