On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1951

Historical Events

  • AT&T becomes the 1st US corporation to have a million stockholders after young car salesman Brady Denton purchases 7 shares worth $1,078

Historic Event

First vaginoplasty procedure (sex reassignment surgery) in the UK performed on Roberta Cowell by Harold Gillies

  • Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
1951 Highlights

About May 15, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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