On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1951

Historical Events

  • Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game winning streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Wayne Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), dies from an adverse reaction to prescription drugs at 32
1951 Highlights

About August 28, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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