What Happened on May 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Mickey Mantle hits his first career home run, on Mothers' Day

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Cuban MLB outfielder Minnie Minoso, the first black player in Chicago White Sox franchise history - homers on debut
  • Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir

Famous Birthdays

  • Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • Gordon Greenidge, West Indies cricket opening batsman (19 Test centuries 1974-91), born in St. Peter, Barbados