On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie McClurg, American actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPhilippe Pétain

Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), dies at 95

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • Robert Flaherty, American filmmaker and the father of documentary film (Nanook of North), dies at 67
1951 Highlights

About July 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo