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

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt (1951-2001)

American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Born in 1951

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? 72 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus