On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electricity announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Fermin Goytisolo, American musician (KC & Sunshine Band - "Give It")
  • Jimmy Haslip, American jazz-fusion electric five-string bass player and record producer (The Yellowjackets, 1977-2012), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith - "Dream On"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • H. Guy Bedwell, American thoroughbred trainer (North American champion in wins x 7; earnings 1918-19; first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton), dies at 76
  • Maxim M Litvinov [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • Philipp Abraham Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher and physicist, dies at 76
1951 Highlights

About December 31, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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