What Happened on January 8, 1951

Historical Events

  • Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda

Famous Birthdays

  • John McTiernan, American actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, born in Laborie, Saint Lucia
  • Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1951

Famous Weddings

Burgess Meredith

American actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds (his 4th and final time) Swedish-American ballerina Kaja Sundsten (21), until his death in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), dies at 89
1951 Highlights

About January 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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