On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)