On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1951

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV

  • Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

Theater Premiere

Tennessee Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Blaise Compaor√©, Burkinab√© politician (President of Burkina Faso 1987-2014), born in Ziniare, Burkina Faso
  • Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
1951 Highlights

About February 3, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius