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
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Esther Friesner, American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Lorraine Chase, English actress and model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets), born in Deptford, England