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 Robinson, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Stanley Cup x 6 Montreal Canadiens; James Norris Memorial Trophy 1977, 80; Conn Smythe Trophy 1978) and coach (Stanley Cup 2000 NJ Devils; LA Kings), born in Winchester, Ontario
  • Steve Brookins, American southern rock drummer (.38 Special, 1974-87), born in Jacksonville, Florida
Born in 1951

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 and writer, 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? 72 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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