On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 79-75 to take series 4 games to 3; first Finals appearance for both teams
  • Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-2 for a 4-1 series victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York