On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1951

Historical Events

  • NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white

Famous Birthdays

  • Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Dix [Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer], American journalist and columnist, dies at 81
1951 Highlights

About December 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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