What Happened on March 29, 1951

Historical Events

Event of Interest

American citizens Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted and sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union

Theater Premiere

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 1,246 performances, winning 5 Tony Awards; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times

1951 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as captain, 6 x 100s, HS 147; Surrey CCC, Auckland CA, Northern Districts CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Travers, American golfer (US Open 1915), dies at 63

About March 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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