On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

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