On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1951

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

  • 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? 70 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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