On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 105th Grand National: John Bullock wins aboard 40/1 shot Nickel Coin; of 36 runners, only 3 complete the course

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

15th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Hogan wins the first of his 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Skee Riegel

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  • American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Famous Birthdays

  • Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)