On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1951

Historical Events

Sports History

St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pomeranz, American singer, composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater ("On This Day"), born in New York City
  • Dennis "D.T." Thomas, American R&B saxophonist (Kool & Gang - "Celebration")
  • Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, American funk saxophonist (Kool & The Gang - "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • Jay Inslee, American politician, Governor of Washington (2013-), Rep-D-Washington (1993-5, 1999-2012), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Penny Peyser, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Eddy Duchin Orchestra), dies of acute myelogenous leukemia at 41
1951 Highlights

About February 9, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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