What Happened on July 2, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)
  • Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system
  • Worcestershire cricket wicketkeeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon, dies at 75