What Happened on July 14, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse.

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • Esther Dyson, computer publisher (Release 1.0), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies at 89