On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1951

Historical Events

  • 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Minter, English boxer (world middleweight champion 1980), born in Crawley, England (d. 2020)
  • Robert Joy, Canadian actor (Big Shots, CSI), born in Montreal, Quebec
1951 Highlights

About August 17, 1951

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

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