On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Roberto DurĂ¡n, Panamanian boxer (4-weight world champion), born in El Chorrillo. Panama
  • Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)