On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1951

Historical Events

  • Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
  • Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAnatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player (world champion 1975-85, 93-99), born in Zlatoust, Russia

Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov
Chess Grandmaster
Anatoly Karpov
  • Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • Judy Rodman, American country singer ("Girls Ride Horses Too"), born in Riverside, California
1951 Highlights

About May 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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