What Happened on July 9, 1951

Historical Events

Event of Interest

US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Eugeniusz Knapik, Polish pianist and classical music composer (Islands; Up Into The Silence), born in Ruda Śląska, Poland
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Egbert Van Alstyne, American popular music songwriter and ragtime pianist ("In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"; "For Your Boy and My Boy"), dies after a stroke at 73 [1]
  • Harry Heilmann, American Baseball HOF outfielder (4 × AL batting champion, Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (WXYZ), dies from lung cancer at 56
  • Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54
1951 Highlights

About July 9, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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