On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist, born in Antwerp
  • Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tom Purtzer, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder, 1908-20 (Chicago White Sox, and two other teams; 1919 World Series "Black Sox" Scandal), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
1951 Highlights

About December 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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