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

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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? 69 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus