On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1951

Historical Events

  • International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Alomar, Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger (David Bowie), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Mic Gillette, American brass 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), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWarner 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? 69 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus