On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1951

Historical Events

  • US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Voigt, East German long jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Weferlingen, East Germany (d. 2013)
  • Denny Dillon, American comedian (SNL, Dream On), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • James Stephens, American actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Jim Sundberg, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Galesburg, Illinois
  • Mike Baird, American session drummer (Donna Summer; Rick Springfiel; Eddie Money; Richard Marx; Kenny Rogers), born in South Gate, California
  • Rodger Davis, Australian golfer (British Open runner-up 1997), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1951 Highlights

About May 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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