On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1951

Historical Events

  • 17th Orange Bowl: #10 Clemson beats #15 Miami (FL), 15-14
  • 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
  • 37th Rose Bowl: #9 Michigan beats #5 California, 14-6
  • Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • Hans-Joachim Stuck, German auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1986-87, 96; 24 Hours of Nürburgring 1970, 98, 2004; World Sportscar C'ship 1985), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
1951 Highlights

About January 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn