On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1951

Historical Events

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

Historic Publication

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


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
1951 Highlights

About July 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer