On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1951

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Uruguay accepts its constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Elio Di Rupo, Belgian social-democratic politician (50th Prime Minister of Belgium), born in Morlanwelz, Belgium
  • Margo Martindale, American actress (The Americans), born in Jacksonville, Texas
1951 Highlights

About July 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer