On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply), born in Singapore

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

Person of interestLeo Diegel

Leo Diegel, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1928-29), dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

1951 Highlights

About May 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus