On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Bryson, American British author (Notes From a Small Island), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), dies at 86
1951 Highlights

About December 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius