On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday

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


Person of interestGeoffrey 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