On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1951

Historical Events

Academy Awards

23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

Historic Event

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

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

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, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times


Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as NZ captain), born in Auckland, NZ

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Travers, American golfer (US Open 1915), dies at 63
1951 Highlights

About March 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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