On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1951

Historical Events

  • China seizes the assets of the Asiatic Petroleum Company, a joint venture between the Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies in retaliation for the Hong Kong Government's requisitioning of the tanker Yung Hao

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), dies at 67
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria English philosopher (Philosophical Investigations), dies at 62
1951 Highlights

About April 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus