On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1951

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Gilbert Baker, American gay activist who designed the rainbow flag, born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Steve Brookins, American rocker (.38 Special)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy

Famous Deaths

  • Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), dies at 71
1951 Highlights

About June 2, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini