What Happened on July 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 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
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title

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