On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1951

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Zille, South African politician, born in Johannesburg
  • Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Zakir Hussain, Punjabi tabla virtuoso, composer, producer (Global Drum Project), and film actor, born in Mahim, India
1951 Highlights

About March 9, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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