What Happened on April 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Kamen, American engineer and inventor (Segway), born in Long Island, New York
  • Everett Morton, dummer and percussionist (English Beat)
  • Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

Famous Deaths

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