On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1951

Historical Events

Musical Finale

Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances

Actor Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
Conductor and Composer Leonard Bernstein
Conductor and Composer
Leonard Bernstein
  • US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back in Town"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • Seth Justman, American rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
1951 Highlights

About January 27, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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