On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1951

Historical Events

  • Janet Collins is the first 1st African-American dancer to appear at the Metropolitan Opera, in a production of Aida

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71
1951 Highlights

About November 13, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio