What Happened on January 18, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1st use of lie detector in the Netherlands
  • Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • Mount Lamington in Papua New Guinea erupts, killing 2,942 people
  • NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1951 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Latchford, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist, born in CuraƧao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1982)
  • Elijah Cummings, American politician (Rep-Maryland (D) 1996-2019), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41

About January 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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