What Happened on January 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Latchford, English footballer
  • Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41