What Happened on July 2, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio

Sports History

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 wicket-keeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Garrels, American broadcast journalist (ABC; NBC; NPR), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2022)
  • Joe Puerta, American rock bassist (Ambrosia; The Range), born in Lomita, California [1]
  • Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • Slick Watts, NBA player (Seattle SuperSonic), born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German Nazi surgeon, dies at 75
1951 Highlights

About July 2, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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