On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Johnny Contardo, American 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 composer, dies at 72
  • Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66