On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1951

Historical Events

Film Release

"A Place in the Sun", directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
1951 Highlights

About August 14, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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