On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1951

Historical Events

  • 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • First televised baseball game in colour on WCBS in New York City; Boston Braves beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 8-1
  • New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL), 38-6 in Ottawa
  • NY Giants lose 4-0 to Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC to go 13½ games behind Brooklyn Dodgers; go on to win NL pennant with 98-59-0 record

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, dies at 52
1951 Highlights

About August 11, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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