On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1951

Historical Events

Musical Finale

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me, Kate", an adaptation of Shakespeare's " The Taming of the Shrew", closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film Release

Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released


Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony A. Williams, American politician, Mayor of the District of Columbia (1999-2007), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • Doug Collins, American basketball shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1976–79; Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Philadelphia) and broadcaster (CBS, NBC, TNT, TBS, ABC/ESPN), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords - "Sahara"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Ray Kennedy, English soccer midfielder, forward (17 caps; Arsenal, Liverpool), born in Seaton Delaval, England (d. 2021)
  • Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect (Milwaukee Art Museum), born in Valencia, Spain
  • T. M. Stevens, American rock, pop, and R&B session and touring bass guitarist (Shocka Zooloo; The Pretenders, 1986-87), born in New York City
1951 Highlights

About July 28, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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