On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system

Famous Birthdays

  • Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Drip-Along Daffy"
  • Stephen Root, American actor