What Happened on July 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)