On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1951

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion

Famous Birthdays

  • David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt and Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin


1951 Highlights

About August 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo