What Happened on August 24, 1951

Historical Events

Grandstand Manager's Day

Bill Veeck's MLB St. Louis Browns hold "Grandstand Manager's Day" - coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on strategy options; Browns defeat visiting A's, 5-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Joe Brown, American rock singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Michael Derosier, Canadian drummer (Heart, 1976-82 - "Barracuda"), born in Canada
  • Mona Lyn Reese, American contemporary classical, opera and choral music composer (The Three Fat Women of Antibes; Prince), born in Morris, Minnesota
  • Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo; Nebula; Ender's War), born in Richland, Washington
  • Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
Born in 1951
1951 Highlights

About August 24, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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