What Happened on December 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
  • Last Belgian communities get electricity

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding 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