On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1951

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Kamen, American engineer and inventor (Segway), born in Long Island, New York
  • Everett Morton, Nevisian-born English drummer and percussionist (English Beat), born in Saint Kitts, West Indies
  • Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), dies at 72
1951 Highlights

About April 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries