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
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

Eddie CollinsEddie Collins (1887-1951)

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 White Sox), dies of heart problems at 63

  • Sidney “Big Sid” Catlett, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong), dies of a heart attack at 41

About March 25, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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