On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • Stevie "Keys" Roseman, American session and touring rock keyboardist (Journey), born in Oakland, California

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • James Bridie [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
1951 Highlights

About January 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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