What Happened on June 6, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Duke Bootee (Edward Fletcher), American hip-hop rapper and record producer ("The Message"), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Noritake Takahara, Japanese auto racer (Japanese Formula 2000 1974, 76), born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), dies at 61
  • Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
1951 Highlights

About June 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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