On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1951

Historical Events

  • Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

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? 71 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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