On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1951

Historical Events

  • International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction awarded to Conrad Richter, for his novel "The Town"

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Alomar, Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger (David Bowie), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Mic Gillette, American trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Juan Epstein"), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona; Cisco Kid), dies at 62

1951 Highlights

About May 7, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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