What Happened on June 16, 1951

Historical Events

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

US 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London

Roberto DuránRoberto Durán (71 years old)

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

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

About June 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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