What Happened on May 5, 1951

Historical Events

  • 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

Musical Finale

Cole Porter's musical "Out of This World" an adaptation of Titus Plautus's mythological comedy Amphitryon, starring George Gaynes, closes at New Century Theater, NYC, after 157 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply -"The One That You Love"), born in Singapore
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

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

Leo Diegel (1899-1951)

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

About May 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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