On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1951

Historical Events

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

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

Myrna Loy

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

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? 70 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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