On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1951

Historical Events

  • Last Belgian communities get electricity
  • National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London, England
  • Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), born in Flushing, Queens, New York (d. 1995)
  • Johnny Contardo, American doo-wop singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Deaths

  • Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 72
  • Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
1951 Highlights

About December 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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