On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 16th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-7 in Birmingham

Sports History

Future Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson's has his #14 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers; first number retired in the history of the franchise

  • Philadelphia Eagles set NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing in 35-21 win over Washington Redskins at Griffith Stadium

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Ugarte, Argentine diplomat, politician, newspaper owner, and author, dies at 79
1951 Highlights

About December 2, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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