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

Sports History

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

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)
  • Trudie Goodwin, British actress (The Bill, 1983-2007; Emmerdale, 2011-15), born in Lewisham, England
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Leichtentritt, German Jewish composer and musicologist, dies at 77
  • Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71

About November 13, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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