On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), dies at 70
  • Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, dies in captivity at 62
1951 Highlights

About October 12, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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