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)
  • Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • George Washington Carver monument unveiled

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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