On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1951

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 strokes from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Hüttel, Czech composer, dies at 57
1951 Highlights

About July 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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