On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • Ilse Koch, also known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCharo

Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

Actress Charo
  • Peter Collins, British sound engineer and record producer (Rush; October Project; Jermaine Stewart), born in London
1951 Highlights

About January 15, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn