On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1951

Historical Events

Sports History

Bill Veeck (St. Louis Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" little person, to pinch-hit; he walked on four pitches.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine Academy Award-winning film composer (Brokeback Mountain), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • Lillian Müller Norwegian model, actress and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1975, Playmate of the Year 1976), born in Grimstad, Norway
  • Randi Oakes, American actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs), born in Randalia, Iowa
1951 Highlights

About August 19, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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