On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1951

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer (2005 Academy Award for "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, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
1951 Highlights

About August 19, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo