On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1951

Historical Events

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

US 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

  • 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, American country music drummer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Union, New Jersey
1951 Highlights

About April 7, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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