What Happened on January 22, 1951

Historical Events

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Sims, American Hammond B-3 organist (Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (Olympic gold men's singles 1972; World C'ships gold 1971, 72, 73), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1989)
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Eastwood Lane, American composer, dies at 71
  • Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)

About January 22, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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