On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1951

Historical Events

  • Government of Drees takes power
  • Test cricket debut of great English fast bowler Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch; goes on to play 70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer

Person of interestKurt Russell

Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Scott Gorham, American rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"; "21 Guns"), born in Glendale, California
1951 Highlights

About March 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces