What Happened on May 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel