On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1951

Historical Events

  • 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant

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? 69 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo