On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1951

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Thelma Coyne Long 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th and last Australian singles crown
  • Australian Championships: American Dick Savitt wins his only Australian title; beats Ken McGregor of Australia 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Benton, Aruban-born musician, born in Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and soccer coach (Honduras; Copa Centroamericana 2011), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • KC [Harry Wayne Casey], American disco and funk singer-songwriter and producer (KC & the Sunshine Band - ""That's the Way (I Like It)"; "Get Down Tonight"), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • Phil Manzanera, English rock guitarist and record producer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Presiley Baxendale, British QC, born in London, England
1951 Highlights

About January 31, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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