On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1951

Historical Events

Historic Event

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

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 (d. 2021)
  • Rennie Stennett, Panamanian baseball infielder (World Series 1979; SF Giants; one of 3 players to collect 7 hits in a MLB game), born in Col√≥n, Panama (d. 2021)
  • 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? 70 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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