What Happened on July 5, 1951

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Dr William Shockley invents the junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Famous Birthdays

  • Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult), born in the Netherlands
  • Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (World Series 1978 NY Yankees; 9 x MLB All Star; 3 × AL saves leader), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Roger Wicker, American politician (Senator-R-Mississippi 2007-), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi
Born in 1951
1951 Highlights

About July 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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