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, born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland

Kurt RussellKurt Russell (71 years old)

American 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? 71 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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