On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1951

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American pop singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1987)
  • 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
1951 Highlights

About November 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio