On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1951

Historical Events

  • 5th Tony Awards: "Guys & Dolls" (musical) and "The Rose Tattoo" (play) win
  • E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Pelander, American rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band, 1976-87), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Maisie Williams, British vocalist (Boney M), born in Brades, Montserrat, British West Indies

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEddie Collins

Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago WS), dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sidney “Big Sid” Catlett, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong), dies of a heart attack at 41
1951 Highlights

About March 25, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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