On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1951

Historical Events

  • 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
  • Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir

Baseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Mickey Mantle hits first career home run in 8-3 win v White Sox in Chicago; Minnie Minoso homers in Sox debut

Famous Birthdays

  • Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • Gordon Greenidge, West Indies Cricket Batsman (108 Tests, 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s), born in St. Peter, Barbados
1951 Highlights

About May 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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