On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1951

Historical Events

  • Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), born in Amsterdam, New Holland (d. 2004)
  • Walter Trout, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter (Canned Heat; Bluesbreakers), born in Ocean City, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman, dies at 70
1951 Highlights

About March 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces