On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1951

Historical Events

  • 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ben Hogan wins his second consecutive US Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Clayton Heafner.

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan

Famous Birthdays

  • John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Michel Viso, French cosmonaut

Person of interestRoberto Durán

Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer (4-weight world champion), born in El Chorrillo, Panama

  • Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
1951 Highlights

About June 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini