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 guitarist (Genesis, 1967-70), 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, 1971-83), born in Boston, Massachusetts
Born in 1951

Famous Weddings

Mickey Mantle

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

Famous Deaths

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

About December 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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